Red’s top 5 goal scorers of EPL era

Liverpool’s top 5 goal scorers of the EPL era

Liverpool’s top 5 goal scorers of the EPL era have provided some of the most memorable moments to fans and foes alike.  Since the competition was founded in 1992 Liverpool FC has been home to the best goal scorers of the World. Here is a list of Liverpool’s top 5 goal scorers of the EPL era

1. Mohamed Salah 129

League games/goals/Assists: 205/129/53

Number one on Liverpool’s top goal scorers of all-time in the Premier League is Mohamed Salah. Salah broke Robbie Fowler’s long-standing record over the weekend after Liverpool beat Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield.

The Egyptian joined Liverpool in 2017 for a then club record of £36.9 million. He made his league debut on 12 August 2017 against Watford in a 3-3 draw in which he scored. He is subsequently scored 32 goals winning the golden boot in 2017/18.

He has also won the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2018/19 and 2021/22 seasons. Salah has scored 12 goals against Manchester United the most against any opposition.

2. Robbie Fowler 128

League games/goals/Assists: 266/ 128 /30

Robbie Fowler comes second on Liverpool’s top goal scorers of all-time in the Premier League List. Robbie Fowler’s held the long-standing record until 5 March 2023 when it was broken by Mohamed Salah. He signed his first professional contract with Liverpool on his 17th birthday on April 1992.

 Records held by Fowler include Third fastest Premier League Hat-trick ever in 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Fowler scored 30 goals for three consecutive seasons between 1995 and 1997. Fowler was renowned for scoring goals of all varieties, from all angles and distances.

Due to a decrease in form and a strained relationship with Gerard Houllier Fowler was left on the fringes of the team. He eventually transferred to Leeds United for £12 million to get regular playing time in December 2002. Fowler  played two seasons before he transferred again in the 2002/3 season to Manchester City for a £3 million. Despite injury affected season he stayed for four seasons before returning to Anfield for two seasons.

After Liverpool he had season long stays at Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, North Queensland Fury, Perth glory and Muangthong United.

3. Steven Gerrard 120

League games/goals/Assists: 504/ 120 /92

Third on the list on Liverpool’s top goal scorers of all-time in the Premier League is Steven Gerrard. He started his youth career al Liverpool rising through the ranks until he made his first team debut for Liverpool senior team on 29 November 1998 as a substitute.

He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation by several pundits and footballing figures. His key attributes include versatility to play several position, great endurance, late runs and wide range of passing.

4. Michael Owen 118

League games /goals/ assists: 216 / 118 / 30

Michael Owen is a product of the Liverpool youth set up and began his Liverpool career in 1996. He holds the club record for clubs youngest goal scorer at 17 years, 143 days after scoring on his Premier League debut in May 1997. Finishing as joint top scorer with 18 goals securing the 1997/98 Premier League Golden Boot.

 In 1998/99 in his second full session, he repeated the feat and scored 18 goals and secured the Golden Boot for a second successive year. He went on to become Liverpool’s top goal scorer for 8 years.

Michael Owen was a prolific Goal scorer with great pace, agility and accurate finishing . He also thrived in linking up and providing chances for his teammates due to his good vision. Owen moved from Anfield in 2004 and played for Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and stoke City.

5. Sadio Mane 90

League games /goals/ assists: 196 / 90 / 29

Sadio Mane is on Liverpool’s top goal scorers of all-time in the Premier League. Mane signed from fellow Premier League club Liverpool in 2016 for a reported fee of £34 million. He had previously played for Metz in Ligue 2, Austrian side RB Salzburg and English side Southampton. He was part of a golden period in Liverpool’s history winning the Premier League in the 2019/20 season and winning the top goal scorer in the 2018/19 season.

Mane has earned the praise for his good qualities including his finishing, speed, decision -making, dribbling and ball control. He has  also earned praise for his good vision to create chances and set up teammates

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