BBC School Report

Will Ben Woodburn sign for Wales or England?

Ben Woodburn who, as of 16th March 2017, is the youngest goal scorer for Liverpool FC having scored his first professional goal on the 29th of November in the EFL quarter final match against Leeds United at the age of 17 years and 45 days.

He was born in Nottingham on the 15th of October, 1999 which makes him eligible to play for England. However, as he has a grandfather that was born in Wales he is eligible to play for the Wales squad.

He has played for the Welsh under-16s, under-18s and the under-19s. So far it seems that he will play for the Wales senior team as Chris Coleman has decided to name him in the squad against the Republic of Ireland on the 24th of March in a World Cup Qualifier.

Could Ben Woodburn become a future star or has his moment of stardom already passed?

 

By: Tayyab Gehlan and Ellis Batten