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Liverpool Reveal 'Scouse Messi', Ben Trueman (VIDEO)

20/03/2014 12:42 GMT | Updated 20/03/2014 12:59 GMT

You won't have heard of Ben Trueman, but Liverpool's "Scouse Messi" is a name worth remembering.

Trueman, seven, has scored an extraordinary 123 goals in 18 games for Haydock Under-7s and has already earned a flattering nickname after the Barcelona forward.

The Warrington Junior Football League youngster has been at Liverpool's Kirkby Academy since the age of five and he has already broken the previous Under-7s goalscoring record set by Michael Owen.

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Ben Trueman has scored 123 goals in 18 games, averaging over six a game

"We try to keep him level-headed and help him understand that it could all come to an end at any point," dad Ben told the Liverpool Echo.

“He loves football, he’s always walking round the house, kicking a ball around with a big smile on his face.”

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