Liverpool’s Youngest FA Cup Player: Trey Nyoni Makes History vs Southampton With Anfield Appearance

Liverpool’s Youngest FA Cup Player: Trey Nyoni Makes History vs Southampton With Anfield Appearance

Joel Reyes
February 29, 2024 at 4:59 PM
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  • Trey Nyoni made history for Liverpool in the game against Southampton on Wednesday
  • He became the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup game for the Reds
  • Jurgen Klopp has been trusting the club's young players recently due to injuries

Trey Nyoni stands alone.

The teen phenom made history on Wednesday night against Southampton, becoming Liverpool's youngest-ever player to appear in the FA Cup.

The attacking midfielder broke the record when he replaced Harvey Elliott in the 78th minute.

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Trey Nyoni makes history in Liverpool's FA Cup game against Southampton. Images: Peter Byrne.
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Nyoni part of Liverpool's teen revolution

Nyoni made his Anfield bow at the age of 16 years and 243 days, per the BBC.

It was only fitting that Nyoni broke the record in that FA Cup tie as the teens ran riot for Liverpool in that contest.

18-year-old Lewis Koumas opened the scoring for the Reds in the 44th minute. Jayden Danns replaced him in the second half and was lethal in front of goal as well, scoring twice in the 73rd and 88th minutes.

Nyoni was an unused substitute in last week's Carabao Cup Final. Klopp turned to several youngsters in that clash, a decision that paid dividends for the club as they pulled off a dramatic 1-0 win over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

Nyoni was snapped up by Liverpool last year, with the teen star moving from Leicester. He quickly impressed for the U-18s and was immediately promoted to the U-21s.

Youngest Liverpool players

Nyoni also became the third-youngest Liverpool player with his appearance against Southampton. Jerome Sinclair still holds that distinction, appearing in a match for the Reds at the age of 16 years and six days old, per

Harvey Elliott is the second-youngest player for the Reds, appearing in a Liverpool match at the age of 16 years and 174 days old.

Liverpool to face Man Utd next

Sports Brief recently reported on Liverpool's next opponent in the FA Cup.

The Reds will next face bitter rivals Manchester United in the quarter-finals.

The two Premier League sides will lock horns at Old Trafford in the last 8.

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