The 20-year-old scored the fifth goal for the Gunners with a terrific effort from 30 yards out which left Liverpool keeper Caoimhín Kelleher unsuccessfully scrambling for the ball.
It was thought to be the winning goal, however Divock Origi’s 94th-minute equaliser spoiled the party as he made the game finish 5-5 on the night, with Arsenal eventually being dumped out of the competition after losing out 5-4 on penalties.
Fans on Twitter were clearly delighted at the young Englishman’s sensational strike.
What a terrific goal, totally deserved it, glad for Joe. Hope it helps him to get some confidence back ?
— The Arsenal Review (@thearsreview) October 30, 2019
WHAT A SCREAMER ???
— Marko (@MarkoVonBasten) October 30, 2019
ONE OF THE BEST GOALS I’VE EVER SEEN!!!
— Drew Chapman (@DrewChapman1) October 30, 2019
Joe Willock to Ox: Hold my beer!
— jjg (@jjg_gooner) October 30, 2019
He’s been quiet tonight, but that was a bit special.
— Pain In The Arsenal (@PainInThArsenal) October 30, 2019
Anything ox can do, Joe can do better, Joe can do anything better than you ?
— Petty Pablo (@_ManApe) October 30, 2019
BEST YOUTH PLAYER
— H ? (@whysmandoingdis) October 30, 2019
What do we think?
Willock has repaid the faith in manager Unai Emery, who has given him a lot of chances to shine this season in which the young Englishman has not always delivered upon. This goal was special, considering former Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had already scored a superb goal 12 minutes earlier. What’s important for Willock now is to push on from this, continue to find the back of the net and retain his place in a competitive Arsenal midfield.