Liverpool Football Club is one of the biggest in world football, having enjoyed a trophy-laden history. The men from Merseyside were one of the club’s present when the First Division was rebranded as the Premier League in 1992 and remain in the top flight.
Since 1992 many players have been prolific for the Reds in front of goal. In fact, the men from Merseyside have scored over 2000 goals since the start of the Premier League.
However, who has been Liverpool’s most prolific in the Premier League era?
Mohamed Salah (137 goals)
The most prolific player in the history of Liverpool in the Premier League is the ‘Egyptian King’ himself, as the former Chelsea forward has scored 137.
Salah’s form helped Liverpool to their only title in the Premier League era in 2020, as the forward scored 19 goals. However, Salah’s highest goal tally in the English top flight came during the season 2017/18, when he notched 32 goals, winning the Golden Boot in his debut campaign with Liverpool.
He is one of only three players from the continent of Africa to score 100 or more goals in the Premier League, alongside former Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.
Robbie Fowler (128 goals)
The Toxteth-born forward is known as ‘God’ by the Reds fans for his goalscoring exploits. His Premier League record of 128 goals was only beaten by Salah in March 2023, when the Egyptian star grabbed a brace in a 7-0 humiliation of arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
Fowler was regarded as one of the most natural finishers of his generation during the 1990s but didn’t receive the same acclaim outside of Liverpool.
Steven Gerrard (120 goals)
Quite simply a club legend, Gerrard was the complete midfielder who could do everything. In his 17-year Reds career, the former England captain scored 120 Premier League goals from the middle of the park.
Gerrard marked his 400th appearance in a Liverpool shirt by scoring a Premier League hat-trick in a 3-0 home win over Everton in a Merseyside derby. It was one of only two hat-tricks of his career in the English top flight. During his Reds career, he won many trophies, but the Premier League title eluded him.
Michael Owen (118 goals)
Academy graduate Owen burst onto the football scene at the age of just 17 years and 143 days. Owen quickly established himself as a regular for the first team and is the youngest player ever to score a century of goals in the Premier League era, a feat he achieved at 23 years and 134 days.
However, Owen sullied his reputation with Liverpool firstly over a protracted move to Real Madrid and later by joining Liverpool’s bitter rivals Manchester United, where he won his only Premier League title winners medal.
Sadio Mane (90 goals)
The Senegalese forward proved to be one of the best signings in Liverpool’s recent history, as he found the net 90 times in the English top flight in his six-year career on Merseyside.
Mane’s most prolific season with the Reds came in the 2018/19 season when he shared the Golden Boot with then-teammate Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Roberto Firmino (82 goals)
The Brazilian star enjoyed a successful eight-year spell with Liverpool before a 2023 summer move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ahli. Firmino was part of one of the best attacking trios in recent Premier League history playing alongside Mane and Salah.
Considering Firmino wasn’t considered an out-of-out striker, his strike rate of 82 top-flight goals is creditable, as is his record of 55 top-flight assists.
Luis Suarez (69 goals)
The Uruguayan international was unstoppable at his best during his time at Liverpool. In 110 Premier League appearances for the Reds, Suarez scored 69 goals and also produced 39 assists.
Suarez won the Premier League Golden Boot in season 2013/14, as he notched 31 top-flight goals. The forward is one of only seven players in the history of the Premier League to score 30 goals or more in a season.
Fernando Torres (65 goals)
The Spaniard was regarded as one of the best up-and-coming young forward players when he arrived on Merseyside from Atletico Madrid in 2007. He took little time in announcing himself in the English top flight, as he notched 24 goals in his debut season with the Reds.
He went on to score 65 goals in the English top flight for Liverpool before his £50m move to Chelsea in the winter transfer window of 2011. Ironically, his replacement at the club was Suarez.
Dirk Kuyt (51 goals)
The Dutchman is something of a cult hero at Liverpool, not just for his 51 league goals but for his work rate and his never-say-die attitude. Kuyt was never prolific for Liverpool, but he did get into double figures in three of his six years with the Reds and scored some vital goals during his time on Merseyside.
Daniel Sturridge (50 goals)
The forward joined Liverpool from Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2013. Despite injury issues, Sturridge became prolific with the Reds and scored a half-century of goals in the English top-flight in six years with the club.
His most prolific season in a red shirt came in season 2013/14 when he was often paired with Luis Suarez, as he scored 21 goals in 29 appearances, as Liverpool finished as runners-up in the Premier League.