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Ranking the five fastest players to reach 150 goals for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah’s brilliant season for Liverpool continued with another goal in the club’s win over Norwich this weekend, with the Egyptian international celebrating a milestone moment against the Canaries.

Salah’s goal was his 150th in all competitions for the Reds, a phenomenal return in just four-and-a-half seasons on Merseyside.

The 29-year-old has scored at an incredible rate since returning to the Premier League and has become just the 10th player to reach 150 goals for Liverpool, with his prolificacy seeing the forward rapidly climb up the Reds’ all-time list of leading scorers.

 

Following his landmark goal, we’ve decided to look at the five fastest players to reach 150 goals for Liverpool.

Robbie Fowler – 261 games

Robbie Fowler burst onto the scene as a talented teenager, making an instant impact in the senior side after progressing from the club’s academy ranks.

Fowler hit the headlines after scoring five goals in a League Cup clash with Fulham, part of a haul of 12 goals across his first 13 appearances for Liverpool.

The forward was named as the PFA Young Player of the Year in consecutive Premier League campaigns in 1995 and 1996, having scored 30+ goals in all competitions across each of his first three full seasons as a regular.

He remains the youngest player to have reached 50 goals in the Premier League and took just 261 appearances to reach 150 in all competitions for Liverpool.

Having won the FA Cup, UEFA Cup and two League Cups with the Reds, he departed for Leeds in 2001 before returning to Anfield for a short second spell.

Fowler scored 183 goals across his two spells with the club, the sixth-highest total in Liverpool’s history.

Ian Rush – 249 games

Ian Rush remains Liverpool’s all-time record goalscorer, having scored a huge 346 goals for the Reds across two spells on Merseyside.

Signed from Chester City as a teenager, Rush exploded during his second season with the club to score 30 goals in all competitions and was the goalscoring focal point of a side that dominated English football.

He won five league titles and two European Cups among his 15 major honours, with his finest season coming in 1983/94 as he scored a staggering 47 goals as Liverpool won a league, European Cup and League Cup treble.

That season also saw Rush win a PFA Player’s Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year double, in addition to winning the European Golden Boot.

Gordon Hodgson – 242 games

Gordon Hodgson rewrote Liverpool’s goalscoring records during the 1920s and 1930s, averaging more than 20 goals per season in all competitions for more than a decade.

He reached 150 goals for the Reds in just 242 games, whilst he ranks second in the club’s list of all-time league scorers behind only Roger Hunt.

The South African-born forward’s best season saw him score 36 league goals in 40 games during the 1930/31 campaign, whilst he ranks fourth for all-time goals in English football’s top flight, behind only Jimmy Greaves, Steve Bloomer and Dixie Dean.

Hodgson scored 241 goals in total for Liverpool, including a record 17 hat-tricks, before moving on to spells at Aston Villa and Leeds.

Mohamed Salah – 233 games

Mohamed Salah ranks second for the fewest games needed to reach 150 goals for Liverpool, having scored with spectacular regularity since his arrival from Roma.

Salah’s first season saw him break the Premier League’s goalscoring record for a 38-game season, netting 32 league goals – and a huge 44 in all competitions – to be named as the PFA Player of the Year.

He added a second successive Premier League Golden Boot the following season and became the first Liverpool player to score 20+ goals in three different Premier League seasons in 2020/21.

No player has ever reached a century of top-flight goals for Liverpool faster than Salah (151 games) with the Egyptian international in pursuit of further records as he looks to fire Jurgen Klopp’s side to success this season.

Roger Hunt – 226 games

Roger Hunt leads the Liverpool rankings having taken just 226 games to reach 150 goals for the club.

The Reds’ all-time record scorer in the league, he fired the then Second Division side into the top tier after a record-breaking1961/62 season, scoring 41 league goals in just 41 appearances.

Hunt scored 20+ league goals in five consecutive campaigns for Liverpool and continued to fire after promotion to the top division, later forming part of the England squad that won the World Cup on home soil in 1966.

Hunt’s goals propelled Liverpool from a second-tier side to champions of the First Division, his place in the Reds’ history assured with Anfield having given ‘Sir’ Roger an honorary knighthood in recognition of his goalscoring excellence.

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