Young Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn wants to follow the example of former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry, after watching his brilliant rise over in Germany.
Woodburn, on a season-long loan at Oxford United, has been speaking about his long-term ambitions of becoming a regular in the first-team at Anfield.
The Wales international has caught the eye in 2019/20 with one goal and four assists in 10 appearances, but he unfortunately may not feature again this year due to a foot injury.
Woodburn, who turns 20 today, has revealed ex-Gunner Gnabry has inspired him to work hard to reach the top.
He told The Daily Mail: “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.
“He has shown you can push through if you keep working hard and hopefully I can do something like he’s done.”
Gnabry’s has created an excellent example for young players to try and follow.
His loan spell at West Brom was an infamous disaster, with Tony Pulis’ comments about his ‘lack of quality’ often brought up on social media whenever Gnabry shines now.
That is the case quite often these days, with the 24-year-old now one of the best players at European heavyweights Bayern.
Last term he beat Robert Lewandowski to the club’s Player of the Year award, and his rise is something Woodburn can take real heart from.
Whether it means he will have to leave Anfield to achieve something similar though remains to be seen.