Who is Liverpool's best Premier League forward? Suarez? Fowler? Salah? Owen?

 Luis Suarez faces his old club on Tuesday when Atletico Madrid host Liverpool in the Champions League.

Suarez is the Reds' fifth highest-scoring forward of the Premier League era with 69 goals in 110 games, before going on to win trophies at Barcelona and now Atletico.

But where would you rank him among the best Liverpool have had in that time?

Read about their top 10 goal scoring forwards (so not counting Steven Gerrard) in the league since 1992-93 and rank them below.

Robbie Fowler (1993-2001, 2006-07)

PL goals: 128PL games: 266PL assists: 30Mins per PL goal: 309

No Liverpool player has scored more Premier League goals than Robbie Fowler, the only man to net more than Gerrard.

Nicknamed 'God' by Liverpool fans and the most natural of finishers, he is the Reds' sixth top scorer ever in all competitions.

He would probably have scored many more goals if not for a bad injury at the age of 22 - with 83 of his 128 league goals for the Reds before then.

Michael Owen (1996-2004)

PL goals: 118PL games: 216PL assists: 30Mins per PL goal: 143

Dutchman Kuyt was popular for his work-rate but was far from a prolific frontman for Liverpool. He played more than 30 Premier League games in each of his seasons at Anfield but never scored more than 13.

A League Cup in his final season was all he had to show for his time in England, trophy-wise.

Daniel Sturridge (2013-2019)

PL goals: 50PL games: 116PL assists: 15Mins per PL goal: 136

England striker Sturridge scored 50 Premier League goals for the Reds but 62% of them came in the first 23% of his time at the club.

He netted 31 Premier League goals in his first season and a half, finishing second only to Suarez in the Golden Boot race of 2013-14. The pair formed a lethal combination that season, taking the club to the brink of the title.

Injuries plagued him after that and he never hit double figures in a league afterwards for the Reds, West Brom or Trabzonspor.

Ian Rush (1992-1996, Premier League era)

PL goals: 45PL games: 130PL assists: 9Mins per PL goal: 235
League goals: 229League games: 469Mins per lg goal: 175

Ian Rush is Liverpool's top goal scorer full stop - 346 in total, 229 in the league.

But he was 30 when the Premier League was established in 1992 so most of his goals came before then. However, having played for Liverpool for 15 years over two spells, his minutes-per-league-goal stat still ranks below most of the other players on this list.

He still managed a decent 45 Premier League goals in four seasons before leaving for Leeds.


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