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Liverpool Football Club is one of the most successful in the history of the English game. The Premier League era from 1992 until the present day has not been the most successful in the club’s history.

However, in the last few decades, there have been players who have thrived on an individual basis, especially in front of goal. Who has been the most prolific Reds player in the club’s history?

(Stats accurate as of 10th March 2023)

Mohamed Salah (152 goals in 239 appearances)

The Egyptian international has been lethal in front of goal in the Premier League since joining the men from Merseyside in 2017 from Roma, scoring 152 goals in 239 appearances in the English top-flight.

In addition to his goalscoring exploits, Salah has also produced 71 assists in the Premier League.

Salah’s goals helped Liverpool win the Premier League title in 2019/20, and he also won a Champions League winners medal in 2019.

On an individual basis, Salah has won the Premier League Golden Boot on three occasions in seasons 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2021–22, although Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son shared the latter award.

Robbie Fowler (128 goals scored in 266 appearances)

Nicknamed ‘God’ by some Liverpool fans, Fowler is regarded by some as one of the most natural finishers that English football has ever produced.

After coming through Liverpool’s academy, Fowler went on to score 128 goals in the Premier League in two separate spells at the club, firstly from 1993 until 2001, and latterly in season 2006/07.

The striker’s most prolific goalscoring campaign came in season 1995/96, as he scored 28 goals in 35 top-flight appearances.

Although Fowler failed to win the Premier League title, his goals helped the Reds win the FA Cup, UEFA Cup, and League Cup on two occasions. Fowler was also crowned Young Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996.

Steven Gerrard (121 goals in 504 appearances)

Like Fowler, the midfielder came through the youth ranks at Liverpool.

Gerrard certainly made an incredible impact for the Reds, scoring 121 goals in 504 appearances in the Premier League. In addition to the goals, the midfielder also produced a century of assists in the English top flight.

The former England star played for Liverpool in 17 Premier League seasons. Gerrard’s goals helped the Reds win numerous trophies during his career, including the FA Cup, the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, and the League Cup on three occasions.

However, the one club trophy that eluded the midfielder in his career was a Premier League-winners medal.

Gerrard was highly decorated when it came to individual awards. He won the PFA Player of the Year award in 2005/06 and also claimed the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award in 2000/01 and 2008/09.

Michael Owen (118 goals in 216 appearances)

Another youth academy graduate, Owen, was once the golden boy of English football when he broke into the Reds’ first team at the age of 17 years and 143 days in May 1997.

Owen went on to score 118 goals in 216 appearances for the Reds in the Premier League and produced 36 assists.

In his eight seasons in the Liverpool first team, Owen reached double figures on seven occasions. His most prolific campaigns came in 2001/02 and 2002/03 when he scored at least 19 goals in both seasons.

However, Owen won the Premier League Golden Boot in seasons 1997/98 and 1998/99.

Sadio Mane (90 goals in 196 appearances)

The Senegalese international joined the Reds from Southampton in 2016 for a reported fee of £34m after impressing on the south coast. Mane spent six seasons on Merseyside, scoring 90 goals and producing 36 assists.

Mane was part of a lethal trio of attackers alongside Salah and Roberto Firmino. The forward won the Premier League Golden Boot in season 2018/19, having enjoyed his most prolific league season, scoring 22 goals.

His goals helped the Reds claim every trophy in club football, including Liverpool’s first title in three decades in season 2019/20.

Roberto Firmino (82 goals in 256 appearances)

Firmino joined the Merseyside outfit in 2015 from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in a deal reportedly worth around £29m.

The Brazilian forward, along with Mane and Salah, was part of that aforementioned lethal attack, inspiring Jurgen Klopp’s team to their only Premier League title in 2020.

Firmino scored 82 Premier League goals in his eight seasons with Liverpool and produced 55 assists. Despite not being regarded as that prolific, the forward is the highest-scoring Brazilian in the history of the Premier League.

Which of the Liverpool players on our list is your favourite?