Liverpool all-time top scorers as Mohamed Salah nears goals record for club
Liverpool all-time top scorers as Mohamed Salah nears goals record for club
Liverpool all-time top scorers list as Salah shines

Mohamed Salah's fine goalscoring form has helped Liverpool make a late push for Champions League qualification.

The Egypt icon's prolific form means Jurgen Klopp's side retain hope of finishing in the top four despite an underwhelming campaign by their recent standards.

Although Erling Haaland has broken Salah's record for most goals in a 38-game league campaign, the 30-year-old is still writing his name in the Liverpool history books.

The Sporting News looks at Salah's record in front of goal and how he compares to former Liverpool players.

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Liverpool all-time top scorers

Salah recently overtook club legend Robbie Fowler in the leaderboards for most Liverpool goals, and is close to passing revered former captain Steven Gerrard.

The 2017/18 golden boot winner is the only active player in the top ten list, with several of the hotshots included retiring over the last two decades. His goals-per-game ratio is also highly impressive. 

Players Goals Games Goals per game Years
Ian Rush 346 660 0.52 1980-1987, 1988-1996
Roger Hunt 285 492 0.58 1958-1969
Gordon Hodgson 241 377 0.64 1925-1936
Billy Liddell 228 534 0.43 1939-1961
Steven Gerrard 186 710 0.26 1998-2015
Mohamed Salah 185 301 0.61 2017-present
Robbie Fowler 183 369 0.49 1993-2001, 2006-2007
Kenny Dalglish 172 515 0.33 1977-1990
Michael Owen 158 297 0.53 1996-2004
Harry Chambers 151 339 0.44 1915-1928

Who is Liverpool's record goal scorer?

If Salah continued to score at his current rate for Liverpool, it would take him 267 games to overtake Ian Rush at the top of the list.

Rush scored 346 goals for the Reds between 1980 and 1996. In that time, he spent one season in Italy with Juventus before returning to Merseyside because his style appeared to better suit English football.

The Wales international wore the number seven shirt and partnered Kenny Dalglish in the Liverpool attack. Rush won five league titles and two European Cups for the club, finishing as top goalscorer for the club on eight separate occasions. 

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How many goals has Mohamed Salah scored for Liverpool?

Salah's best goal output came during his debut season, the 2017/18 campaign, when he formed a formidable trio alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, reaching the 2018 Champions League final.

Since then he has won every club trophy there is to win, earning Liverpool's first title of the modern Premier League in 2020 and the domestic cup double last season. Salah has won seven trophies in total for the Reds – here are the competitions his goals have been scored across during his six years at the club.

Season Premier League Champions League FA Cup EFL Cup Community Shield Total
2017/18 32 11 1 0 0 44
2018/19 22 5 0 0 0 27
2019/20 19 4 0 0 0 23
2020/21 22 6 3 0 0 31
2021/22 23 8 0 0 0 31
2022/23* 18 8 1 1 1 29
Total 136 42 5 1 1 185

*As of 05/05/2023

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