The Premier League era has seen some of the world’s finest players ply their trade in English football’s top division, with a number of great goal getters lighting up the ‘world’s best league’.
Here, we’ve decided to take a look at some of Liverpool’s leading forwards, with the club’s five highest goal scorers in Premier League history…
Fernando Torres – 65 goals
‘El Niño’ arrived on Merseyside in a club-record deal in 2007, with the capture of the Atletico Madrid captain creating huge excitement amongst the club’s fanbase.
He announced himself with a superbly taken goal on his home debut against Chelsea, before enjoying a prolific debut season. He broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record as the most prolific foreign scorer in a debut season with 24, finishing behind only Cristiano Ronaldo for the Golden Boot.
He reached 50 league goals in just 72 games, breaking the club’s then-record as the quickest player to achieve the feat.
Injuries and Liverpool’s inability to compete for the league title saw Torres grow disillusioned with life at Anfield, and to the dismay of Reds fans who adored him, he joined Premier League rivals Chelsea in a £50m British transfer-record deal in 2011.
The Spaniard never recaptured his best form after leaving Anfield, but he was amongst Europe’s finest forwards during his three-and-a-half-year stay at the club.
Luis Suarez – 69 goals
Brilliant and bonkers, Luis Suarez made an unforgettable impact on the Premier League during three years at Anfield.
Signed from Ajax in 2011 following the departure of Torres, Suarez made an immediate impact with a goal on his debut. His first full season saw League Cup success but just 11 league goals, but from there Suarez began to show the prolificness in front of goal which persuaded Liverpool to pay £22m for his services.
23 league goals in 2012/13 was followed by an incredible season the following year. Brendan Rodgers side came agonisingly close to ending their long wait for a league title, with Suarez the inspiration. The Uruguayan hit 31 goals in just 33 games, winning the PFA Player of the Year, FWA Writer of the Year and Premier League Golden Boot.
Sadly, that was to be his last season at the club and in the Premier League, joining Barcelona in a £75m deal after the 2014 World Cup. He left the club having scored 69 league goals in just 110 appearances.
Michael Owen – 118 goals
Bursting onto the scene aged just 17, Michael Owen was electrifying during his first years in the Liverpool first-team.
Owen won back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots as a teenager, winning the award in both the 1997/98 and 1998/99 seasons. His finest season perhaps came in 2000/01, where he helped Gerard Houllier’s side to FA, League, and UEFA Cup success, scoring in two finals.
He became just the fourth English recipient of the Ballon D’or that year, and the first Liverpool player to win the award.
Hamstring injuries plagued him, with the electric pace of his youth slowly leaving him. After eight seasons at Anfield, Owen left for Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2004 following Rafael Benitez’s arrival at the club.
His Liverpool career finished with 118 Premier League goals scored in 216 appearances.
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Steven Gerrard – 120 goals
The only midfielder to make this list, after a stellar 17-year career at his boyhood club.
Liverpool legend Gerrard made his debut in 1998, before scoring his first league goal for the club with a stunning solo run against Sheffield Wednesday.
Deadly from free-kicks and penalties, the Liverpool captain developed a reputation for the spectacular as well as being a reliable source of goals. Often referred to as ‘Roy of the Rovers’ for his ability to drag his side to victory.
Having begun his career as a defensively-minded player, Gerrard gradually moved further forward. His best goal-scoring season came in 2008/09 as he netted 16 times in the league, playing in a secondary striker role behind Fernando Torres.
Named as the FWA Footballer of the Year that season, 2008/09 was one of four seasons in which the midfielder hit double figures for goals on his way to 120 league strikes for Liverpool.
Robbie Fowler – 128 goals
If your adoring crowd have given you the nickname ‘God’, it’s fairly certain you must be doing something right.
Like Owen, local lad Fowler burst on the scene as a precocious teenager, scoring the proverbial bucket-load of goals for the Merseyside club.
His peak years were the 1994/95 and 1995/96 seasons, scoring hauls of 25 and 28 in displays of ruthless finishing which earned him back-to-back Young Player of the Year awards.
His latter years at Anfield were blighted by injury, and he was sold to Leeds United in 2001 after falling out-of-favour with Gerard Houllier.
A spell at Manchester City followed his time at Elland Road, before Rafael Benitez gave Fowler the chance to come home by re-signing him for Liverpool in 2006.
He contributed another eight league goals in just under two seasons during his second spell at Anfield, finishing with 128 goals in 266 appearances for the club.
Must have been the nose strip…