Ben Woodburn
Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest ever goal scorer with his 81st minute strike.Getty

Liverpool and Hull City have secured their places in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup after quarter-final victories over Leeds United and Newcastle United on Tuesday (29 November).

Jurgen Klopp is hoping to reach the final of the competition for the second year running with 17-year-old Ben Woodburn helping his side to a 2-0 win over Garry Monk's Leeds, breaking Michael Owen's record in becoming the club's youngest ever goal scorer in the process.

The Championship side should have perhaps taken the lead inside the opening 10 minutes when Hadi Sacko missed the best opportunity of the half. Kemar Roofe was then denied early in the second half when his wicked effort on goal came back off the inside of the post.

Liverpool lacked the spark that has accompanied so many of their performances at home this season but eventually found the breakthrough after 76 minutes when Divock Origi swept home a cross from 18-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Five minutes later, 17-year-old Woodburn sealed the contest, capping a fine sweeping move by lashing home into the top of the net, sparking wild celebrations in front of the Kop.

Newcastle and Hull meanwhile played out a stalemate after 90 minutes, forcing the contest to extra-time but just eight minutes later Mohamed Diame broke clear at the far post to prod home Vurnon Anita's cross.

Those celebrations were quickly silenced just a minute later when Robert Snodgrass pounced on a shot spilled by Magpies goalkeeper Matz Sels. With the contest moving to penalties, Dwight Gayle rattled his side's first effort off the cross bar. Hull held their nerve, converting their first three spot kicks and Tigers goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic secured his side's place in the next round when he kept out Yoan Gouffran's strike.

Manchester United host West Ham United while Southampton travel to Arsenal in the remaining quarter-final matches on Wednesday. The draw for the semi-final will follow immediately after.