Ben Woodburn has not given up on his dream of being a regular in the Liverpool attack with him currently on loan at Oxford United.
The attacker has not long turned 20-years-old and has had a decent time of things so far at the Kassam Stadium, scoring once and setting up four – though a foot injury is set to leave him sidelined until the New Year.
And, with that in mind, he’s taken time to reflect on his career so far and where he hopes it will end up – hoping to learn from a Premier League flop in the process.
Indeed, in an interview with the Daily Mail, the Welsh attacker revealed that he is using Serge Gnabry’s meteoric rise as inspiration for his own career.
“I have learned so much at Oxford this season, knowing I am able to play 90 minutes and keep fighting for the team. I have taken a lot of kicks and heavy tackles and shown I’m not lightweight.
“I feel like I have had so much experience and yet I am still only young and learning. Watching someone like Serge Gnabry develop is a big help.
“I saw his four goals for Bayern Munich against Tottenham in the Champions League. When he was 20, he couldn’t get a game on loan at West Brom.”
Liverpool’s youngest ever goal-scorer after hitting a goal against Leeds a few years ago, he’ll be looking to use this Oxford spell as a way to get back playing for the Reds.