Raheem Stirling scored a stunning five times as Liverpool thrashed Southend United 9-0 in last night’s FA Youth Cup clash.
At half-time Liverpool found themselves 6-0 up and were undoubtedly through to the sixth round of the competition.
Two goals courtesy of Raheem Stirling, plus a penalty from Connor Coady fired the Reds into a 3-0 lead within six first-half minutes.
Before half-time, Adam Morgan and Stephen Sama both headed in a goal each, and Stirling completed his hat-trick after only 35 minutes.
On 56 minutes, the Reds grabbed a seventh as Stirling grabbed his fourth, a lovely jinking run by the winger ended up in a goal.
Tona Silva scored the final goal of the match just after Stirling bagged his fifth after 85 minutes.
The Jamaican-born Stirling was brought from Queens Park Rangers in a deal that could possibly rise as high as £5million if he goes all the way to the Liverpool first team.
The England youth international only turned 16 in December but already fits the part in the FA Youth Cup and we’re certain to see more of him in times to come.
Stirling has made one first-team appearance for Liverpool, coming on as a substitute in a pre season game at Borussia Moenchengladbach.