There is an iconic poster introducing the 1996 movie Jack, in which Robin Williams — clumsily dressed in an oversized red-orange-striped t-shirt, three-quarter length shorts, ankle-high black and white trainers, backpack hangling out to one side while a goofy hand waves on the other — is presented as a 10 year old. Given he was 45 at the time of the films' release, it seemed like a stretch, but there he is, Jack Powell, 5th grader. 

Of course, it was obvious to everyone that Robin Williams was not 10 in 1996, but you went along with it because you knew it would be worth it — the warm-fuzzies were guaranteed.  

No football fan would be shocked to hear that English Football views itself as pure Hollywood, and given Chelsea's turmultuous times under the Boehly Regime, the final result was equally non-eventful. But, to have predicted that Jack Powell would have debuted for Liverpool, in a cup final nonetheless, well that would have attracted quizzical looks to say the least.

So while Chelase FC silently walk away from Wembley — licking their wounds after an extra time defeat in which their young team, average age 23.9 years, lost at the death to a Virgil van Dijk header — the Liverpool team clamour joyously onto the team coach average age of 25.8 years, trophy in hand, to nationwide media acclaim and histrionics from ex-players-turned-pundits about how they won it with the kids.  

You see, there he is, Virgil van Dijk, 5th grader.