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‘Wonderboy’: Some Liverpool fans think 17-year-old is a future Anfield star

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A number of Liverpool fans have hailed Reds academy gem Oakley Cannonier following his latest goalscoring exploits. The Liverpool Under-18s wrapped up their 2021 with a resounding 5-0 win over Burnley in the U18 Premier League.

And Cannonier took his tally for the season to 18 goals by netting the fifth at the Barnfield Training Centre. And Cannonier took his tally for the season to 18 goals by netting the fifth at the Barnfield Training Centre. Liverpool took a while to break the deadlock, Isaac Mabaya opening the scoring five minutes before the break.

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Bobby Clark then made it 2-0 midway through the second half. From then on, it was one-way traffic as Melkamu Frauendorf netted a brace in the last 10 minutes. And Cannonier rounded off proceedings in injury time by finishing off a superb team move with his 15th league goal of the season.

Oakley Cannonier, Liverpool fans

The 17-year-old famously played a part in Liverpool scoring their fourth goal against Barcelona in their 2018-19 Champions League semi-final second leg. Cannonier quickly got the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold, who in turn bamboozled the Barca defence with a quickly-taken corner for Divock Origi to curl home.

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The youngster recently told LFCTV (via Goal.com): “I want to be known as a ‘legend’ for a different reason, not for being a ballboy!” And he’s certainly making a name for himself as a superb prospect.

Here’s what some Liverpool fans made of Cannonier’s latest display

 

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