'Sublime goal': Some fans hail 19-year-old Liverpool gem's international display
Liverpool academy graduate Owen Beck scored his first goal for Wales Under-21s on Friday.
The 19-year-old has come through the ranks at Liverpool and penned a new long-term contract at Anfield in July.
Beck, the great-nephew of Liverpool legend Ian Rush, made his Reds competitive senior debut in October’s Carabao Cup win over Preston.
The left-back also broke into the Wales U21 setup this year, making his debut in September.
On Friday, Beck earned his fourth cap for the young Dragons and opened the scoring in a 7-0 win over Gibraltar’s U21s in European Championship qualifying.
The Liverpool gem drove forward from left-back and played a one-two with Luke Jephcott before slotting home.
The Wales national team’s Twitter account shared Beck’s goal, deeming it “like a knife through butter”:
And some fans commented on the Liverpool prodigy’s effort:
Sublime goal from Owen Beck! ⚽️🏴pic.twitter.com/lIpHd3kwU1— Wales Watch 🏴⚽️ (@wales_watch) November 12, 2021
Owen Beck will be the next graduate from the u21s— Podcast Pêl-droed 🏴 (@PodcastPeldroed) November 12, 2021
Looks a hell of a prospect. Defensively sound, attacks well, pace, strong, couple of tricks
Chip off the old block. Owen Beck – great-nephew of Ian Rush – puts Wales Under-21s ahead in Gibraltar. Tidy finish for a left-back.— Phil Blanche (@philblanche) November 12, 2021
Calmly put that away with a hint of his uncle Rush— Apple Sticker (@OilOracle) November 12, 2021
Owen Beck played well for u21s 🏴— Kop News LFC (@Kop_NewsLFC) November 12, 2021
Tremendous win for Wales u21 staff and lads tonight. Great to see these lads do so well. Future is bright. Special Congrats to ex Flintshire PSFA player Owen Beck on a great performance and a goal. Yma o Hyd. pic.twitter.com/Aw0l5nJ25l— Cled (@cledwyn2) November 12, 2021
He's been watching old VHS's of his uncle!— chris evans (@Chrisevs16) November 12, 2021
Joe Adams scored a brace, while Jephcott, Dan Williams, Terry Taylor and Ryan Astley also got on the scoresheet in the biggest win in the history of Wales U21s.