Who’s Liverpool’s finest Premier League ahead? Suarez? Fowler? Salah? Owen?

Luis Suarez faces his previous membership on Tuesday when Atletico Madrid host Liverpool within the Champions League.

Suarez is the Reds’ fifth highest-scoring ahead of the Premier League period with 69 targets in 110 video games, earlier than happening to win trophies at Barcelona and now Atletico.

However the place would you rank him among the many finest Liverpool have had in that point?

Examine their high 10 goalscoring forwards (so not counting Steven Gerrard) within the league since 1992-93 and rank them beneath.

Robbie Fowler (1993-2001, 2006-07)

PL targets: 128 PL video games: 266 PL assists: 30 Minutes per PL purpose: 158

No Liverpool participant has scored extra Premier League targets than Robbie Fowler, the one man to internet greater than Gerrard.

Nicknamed ‘God’ by Liverpool followers and essentially the most pure of finishers, he’s the Reds’ sixth high scorer ever in all competitions.

He would in all probability have scored many extra targets if not for a foul damage on the age of twenty-two – with 83 of his 128 league targets for the Reds earlier than then.

Michael Owen (1996-2004)

PL targets: 118 PL video games: 216 PL assists: 30 Minutes per PL purpose: 143

One other who, like Fowler, would have scored extra if not for damage. Owen stays the one Liverpool participant to win the Ballon d’Or – again in 2001 – the yr he received 5 trophies for the membership (together with two minor ones).

Lightning quick and a deadly finisher, solely Fowler and Gerrard scored extra Premier League targets for Liverpool than Owen – regardless of the very fact he left for Actual Madrid on the age of 24 and by no means got here again.

He barely sullied his Liverpool status by becoming a member of Manchester United afterward in his profession.

Mohamed Salah (2017-)

PL targets: 102 PL video games: 153 PL assists: 37 Minutes per PL purpose: 126

Mohamed Salah’s arrival from Roma in 2017-18 was in all probability one of the vital decisive moments in latest Premier League historical past.

He joined a staff who had not received a trophy in 5 seasons and solely simply certified for the Champions League.

His 4 seasons with the Reds have seen a Champions League win, and a last defeat, a Premier League title winners’ medal and two Golden Boots. Not dangerous for somebody who isn’t even a striker by the previous definition.

Sadio Mane (2016-)

PL targets: 79 PL video games: 170 PL assists: 27 Minutes per PL purpose: 175

Mane joined Liverpool the season earlier than Salah and has loved the same quantity of success, sharing the Golden Boot in 2018-19 with Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Two months older than Salah, he falls behind his team-mate on targets, assists and scoring charge.

Luis Suarez (2011-14)

PL targets: 69 PL video games: 110 PL assists: 23 Minutes per PL purpose: 139

Uruguay striker Suarez was an enormous hit in three and a half seasons with Liverpool, successful the Golden Boot with 31 targets in 2013-14, the season they virtually received the league.

The 2012 League Cup was the one trophy he received in his time in England.

He went on to higher success in Spain – successful La Liga in 5 of his seven years there, a Champions League, and he’s Barcelona’s third high scorer ever (198 targets).

Roberto Firmino (2015-)

Roberto Firmino

PL targets: 70 PL video games: 217 PL assists: 43 Minutes per PL purpose: 236

One among Liverpool’s present iconic entrance three with Salah and Mane, Firmino is the centre-forward within the staff however solely averages a purpose each two and a half video games.

He does have extra assists than anyone else on this checklist although.

Fernando Torres (2007-2011)

Fernando Torres

PL targets: 65 PL video games: 102 PL assists: 12 Minutes per PL purpose: 121

Torres had one of the best minutes-per-goal ratio – and fewest video games performed – of any Liverpool ahead on this checklist.

Like Suarez, Torres performed three and a half seasons for Liverpool (solely managing greater than 24 league video games as soon as) with out a load to point out for it – earlier than happening to fill his trophy cupboard elsewhere.

Torres performed extra instances for Chelsea than Liverpool after his £50m transfer to Stamford Bridge, scoring fewer targets, however received the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup there.

Dirk Kuyt (2006-2012)

PL targets: 51 PL video games: 208 PL assists: 27 Minutes per PL purpose: 309

Dutchman Kuyt was fashionable for his work-rate however was removed from a prolific frontman for Liverpool. He performed greater than 30 Premier League video games in every of his seasons at Anfield however by no means scored greater than 13.

A League Cup in his last season was all he needed to present for his time in England, trophy-wise.

Daniel Sturridge (2013-2019)

Daniel Sturridge

PL targets: 50 PL video games: 116 PL assists: 15 Minutes per PL purpose: 136

England striker Sturridge scored 50 Premier League targets for the Reds however 62% of them got here within the first 23% of his time on the membership.

He netted 31 Premier League targets in his first season and a half, ending second solely to Suarez within the Golden Boot race of 2013-14. The pair shaped a deadly mixture that season, taking the membership to the brink of the title.

Accidents plagued him after that and he by no means hit double figures in a league afterwards for the Reds, West Brom or Trabzonspor.

Ian Rush (1992-1996, Premier League period)

Ian Rush

PL targets: 45 PL video games: 130 PL assists: 9 Minutes per PL purpose: 235
League targets: 229 League video games: 469 Minutes per lg purpose: 175

Ian Rush is Liverpool’s high goalscorer full cease – 346 in whole, 229 within the league.

However he was 30 when the Premier League was established in 1992 so most of his targets got here earlier than then. Nonetheless, having performed for Liverpool for 15 years over two spells, his minutes-per-league-goal stat nonetheless ranks beneath a lot of the different gamers on this checklist.

He nonetheless managed an honest 45 Premier League targets in 4 seasons earlier than leaving for Leeds.

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