Blaze Gerrard Brown is certainly a football star – although he’s yet to reach his eighth birthday…
The child prodigy scored 113 goals this term for Woodingdean Youth under-7s, sparking interest from two Premier League giants.
As a result, the youngster is wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool, but cannot sign for any club until the age of nine.
Raised by a hard-core Liverpool fan, Brown says his dream would be to to play for the Reds.
“One day I would like to play for Liverpool and be the new Steven Gerrard,” Brown said. “My dad even named me after him.”
Despite being named after the departing Reds skipper, the young lad has proven to be beyond just a childhood superstar. He once scored 16 goals in just one half for his side, and then played as the goalkeeper for the second half to give the other team a chance.
He has a penchant for the spectacular, too…
“My favourite goal was one from the half-way line,” he said. “I spotted the goalkeeper off his line and shot over the top of him into the net.”
Brown’s talent is most definitely one to watch, and his father is surprised by it.
“I don’t know where he gets it from,” Brown’s father said. “Blaze is so passionate and even at his age, he is telling his team-mates what to do. I do not know if he will go on and play as a professional. I just want him to succeed in life, whatever he chooses to do.”