Liverpool Unearth Potential Star of the Future in Youngster Ben Trueman

Liam NewmanContributor IMarch 19, 2014

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Liverpool fans on The Kop show their support during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Rush, Fowler, Dalglish. Prolific goalscorers have always been a key feature of Liverpool Football Club. Brendan Rodger's side may have already found a star of the future in 7-year-old Ben Trueman.

In Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool boast one of the most feared striker partnerships in European football. The deadly duo have amassed an incredible 43 Premiership goals this term, pushing the Reds into contention for their first league crown in over two decades, and the duo sit in positions one and two of the division's scoring charts.

Suarez & Sturridge
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However, they aren't the only two prolific finishers on the books at Anfield. Youngster Ben Trueman can boast a record that overshadows that of Suarez and Sturridge combined.

As per the Liverpool Echo, Trueman has returned an incredible 123 goals for Haydock FC's Under 7s in just 18 appearances, including 19 in one match alone, and is already being touted as a potential Kop king.

The youngster has already garnered praise from a number of Premier League rivals, with Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United all inviting the Merseysider to train with them during the course of this season.

Trueman, who joined Liverpool's Kirkby Academy at the age of five, has helped fire Haydock to top of the league and has drawn comparisons to Michael Owen—who is the only other youngster to previously boast a scoring record similar standing.

Owen, of course, went on to become a Liverpool great before departing for Real Madrid in 2004. The former England man, who broke onto the global scene with incredible goal against Argentina at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is ranked eighth on the list of all-time Reds scorers and is fourth in the national team's record books, too.

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney another legendary scorer to emerge from the Liverpool area, Trueman isn't short of inspiration. It might be over a decade before we see the youngster even think about making the senior team; nevertheless, he is certainly one to keep an eye on.

Trueman hopes to sign a pre-contract deal with the club when he turns nine.

If he can continue to follow in the footsteps of Owen, then Liverpool fans are certainly in for a treat in years to come.