LIVERPOOL teenager Ben Woodburn has been named in the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

Chester product Woodburn also qualifies to play for England, but his call-up to Chris Coleman's 23-man party for the March 24 clash in Dublin has ended speculation about his international future.

Woodburn became the youngest scorer in Liverpool history - at the age of 17 years and 45 days - when he was on target in the 2-0 EFL Cup victory over Leeds in November.

The 17-year-old forward has yet to start a Premier League game for the Reds, but he has become a regular member of Jurgen Klopp's senior squad in recent weeks and has already made seven first-team appearances.