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Without goals, who wants to sit around and watch 22 men round around the pitch with the round leather for 90 minutes or so? No one!
This is where strikers like Mohamed Salah of Liverpool Football Club come in.
Over the years, there have been a lot of strikers who played for the Reds, but not all of them were as successful in terms of goals scored as the ones NaijNaira will be reeling out below.
Let me take you back to Liverpool’s all-time goal-scoring record.
The list shows the top 10 players with the most goals in Liverpool’s history.
Liverpool All Time Top Scorers List
1. Ian Rush – 230 goals
Rush made his debut for Liverpool in December 1980 in a match against Ipswich town. He had his best season in Liverpool colours in the 1983-84 season where he scored 47 goals in all competitions for the club.
He was Liverpool’s top scorer for 8 seasons and won the First division golden boot and European golden boot in 1984.
2. Gordon Hodgson – 217 goals
Hodgson started his professional career at Liverpool and made his debut in February 1926 in a 1-1 draw at Maine Road against Manchester City. He unlocked his goals account via a brace in a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford against Man United in March 1926.
He then went on to score 241 goals for them in all competitions.
3. Roger Hunt – 167 goals
Hunt joined Liverpool from Stockton Heath in July 1958. He scored a goal on his debut in a game against Scunthorpe United in a 2-0 win in the second division. The goal proved to be the first of many as he went on to score 285 goals in all competitions for the club.
His best season came in the 1961-62 season when he scored 41 goals in 41 appearances for them in the second division.
4. Robbie Fowler – 128 goals
Robbie started his career at Liverpool and scored on his debut in a League cup match against Fulham in a 3-1 win for Liverpool in September 1993.
He won the PFA Young Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996. He scored 183 goals for Liverpool in all competitions.
5. Steven Gerrard – 120 goals
Gerrard started his career at Liverpool and made his debut in November 1998 in a Premier League match against Blackburn rovers. Gerrard scored his first Liverpool goal in a 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
He then went on to score 185 goals in 710 appearances for Liverpool.
6. Mohamed Salah – 120 goals (and counting)
Salah joined Liverpool from Roma in July 2017. He scored on his Premier League debut for Liverpool in a 3-3 draw against Watford. He won the golden boot in his first season at Anfield.
He has 159 goals in 261 appearances for the club in all competitions.
7. Kenny Dalglish – 118 goals
Kenny joined Liverpool in 1977 and made his debut in August of that year in a charity shield clash against Manchester United. He won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1982–83.
The Scottish football legend scored 172 goals in 515 appearances for Liverpool.
8. Michael Owen – 118 goals
Owen started his career at Liverpool and scored on his debut against Wimbledon. He scored 158 goals in 297 appearances for Liverpool. His best goal-scoring season came in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons.
The former England International became the first ever Liverpool player to win the Ballon d’Or.
9. Jack Balmer – 98 goals
Balmer started his professional career at Liverpool and made his debut as a 19-year-old in September 1935 in a match against Leeds United which Liverpool lost 1-0.
He scored his first goal for Liverpool in a 2-1 win against Preston in December of that same year. He made 312 appearances for Liverpool scoring 111 goals.
10. Billy Liddell – 96 goals
Billy scored on his debut for Liverpool in a 2-0 win against Chester City in the third round of the FA Cup in January 1946.
He made 534 appearances for the club and scored 228 goals. The former Scotland international won the English first division in 1947.
This article was updated 3 months ago