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Appreciating every Liverpool player to register 10+ goals and assists in a Premier League season

Liverpool Football Club has had its share of prolific goal scorers and assist maestros down the years.

However, every now and again they have been blessed with a talisman able to combine the fine art of bulging the back of the net with laying on goals for teammates with expert proficiency.

Here we take a look at every Liverpool player to register more than 10 goals and 10 assists in a single Premier League season.

Stan Collymore 1995/96 – 14 goals & 11 assists

Roy Evans took a wrecking ball to the English transfer record in 1995 when he sanctioned Liverpool’s purchase of Stan Collymore from Nottingham Forrest for £8.5 million.

Eventually settling into a regular strike partnership with Robbie Fowler, Collymore began to repay the faith shown in him by Evans. His impressive form helping propel Liverpool to a third-place finish with 14 goals and 11 assists notched for the campaign.

Collymore’s starring role and iconic stoppage-time goal against Newcastle during that epic 4-3 victory remains one of the most memorable moments of nineties Premier League football.

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Michael Owen 1997/98 – 18 goals & 10 assists 

1997/98 was the campaign that saw a teenage Michael Owen very much announce himself to world football. The youngster was thrust into the first team after injury blighted Kop hero Robbie Fowler’s campaign. It’s safe to say Owen grabbed the opportunity with both hands and never looked back.

Famed for his wonderful finishing ability and searing pace, it is remarkable to note that the then 18-year-old also recorded 10 assists that term. A wonderful finish against old enemies Manchester United at Old Trafford as well as a poacher’s half volley against champions Arsenal were just a couple of the highlight’s from Owen’s breakout season.

It was a standout campaign that culminated in the Premier League Golden Boot, a PFA Young Player of the Year award and a certain World Cup goal in France.

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Steven Gerrard 2013/14 – 13 goals & 13 assists 

By the 2013/14 season, injuries and the passing of time had somewhat dulled the ferocity of Steven Gerrard’s impact at Anfield but his form in that roller coaster campaign highlighted just what an evergreen talent he was.

Often deployed by Brendan Rodgers at the base of a midfield three, Gerrard took on more of an enabling role as the Reds went so close to ending their title drought.

Ten of his 13 goals came from the penalty spot, although a memorable, powerful header against Everton in a Merseyside derby victory was arguably his standout moment.

A further tally of 13 assists underscored his importance that season and his delightful through ball to Daniel Sturridge against Fulham proved that the old master still had more than a little bit of magic left in his ageing legs.

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Luis Suarez 2013/14 – 31 goals & 12 assists 

One of the club’s all-time best individual displays; Luis Suarez was an unstoppable force of nature in 2013/14 as he led a one-man cavalry charge that almost carried his side all the way to the title.

31 goals in 33 games is a pretty remarkable return for a player who started the season serving a suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic before exploding back onto the scene. There were so many standout moments from the Uruguayan forward that it is hard to pick one in particular, but perhaps his one-man demolition job over Norwich City at Anfield is the pick of the punch.

A further 12 assists showed how integral he was to his team, with a memorable brace of assists coming during Liverpool’s 5-0 drubbing of Spurs at White Hart Lane.

The Golden Boot and a PFA and FWA player of the year double were something of consolation prize for the fiery South American though as he left the club for Barcelona having failed to deliver the title during his memorable spell on Merseyside.

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Mohamed Salah – 2017/18, 32 goals & 10 assists and 2019/20, 19 goals & 10 assists 

Liverpool’s Egyptian King has been a revelation since joining the club from A.S Roma in 2017. His arrival and prolific form in front of goal has been a key factor in Jurgen Klopp’s successful bid to return the title to Anfield after a 30-year wait.

However good Salah is at putting the ball in the back of the net his record for teeing up his teammates is pretty handy as well. During his debut campaign at Anfield, his 10 assists were somewhat crowded out by the record-breaking 32 goals he racked up for the Reds. A delightful solo effort, as he danced through four Spurs defenders before tapping the ball past a despairing Hugo Lloris was the pick of the bunch in 2017/18.

Fast forward to 2019/20 and the Egyptian’s impact has been equally important even if the goal return has not been quite as prolific. 19 goals and 10 assists where notched as the winger operated wonderfully well in Liverpool’s celebrated front three. An early season strike against Arsenal after he raced clear of a David Luiz lunge before applying a lovely, composed finish was peak Mo Salah; a top player doing what he does best.

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