Premier League | Soccer | August 29, 2022
What a weekend it has been for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool striker scored twice and registered three assists in Bournemouth’s 9-0 defeat at Anfield.
In scoring his brace, he joined the Reds’ 100 club, joining a few iconic legends, including a few he played with. Firmino became the first Brazilian and South American player to join this prestigious group. Here are the other Liverpool goalscoring legends whose company he has now joined.
Kevin Keegan – 100
Keegan was an exciting footballer who won three titles during his time at Anfield and scored some stunning goals along the way. He is considered one of the club’s greatest strikers.
John Barnes – 108
The England star was a talented goalscorer with his ability in front of goal helping Liverpool collect several pieces of silverware, including two Premier League titles.
Jack Balmer – 110
Balmer played for Liverpool between 1935 and 1952. In 1946 he became the first player to score three or more times in three consecutive games in the same season.
Ian St John – 118
Liverpool paid a record £37,500 to bring St John to Anfield in 1961 with manager Bill Shankly describing him as “the only striker in the game”.
Sadio Mane – 120
The Senegalese star was part of an incredible front three alongside Firmino and Mohamed Salah and he was as good at scoring goals as he was creating them.
Dick Forshaw – 124
Forshaw joined the Reds just after World War I and was a consistent source of offensive goals for eight seasons.
Jack Parkinson – 129
Parkinson played for Liverpool at the turn of the 20th century and was a prolific striker during his spell with the Reds. He was the second fastest player to score a century of goals for the club.
Sam Reybould – 129
Like Parkinson, Reybould was a regular source of goals in the early 20th century for Liverpool and he was the first player to reach the 100 goal milestone.
Harry Chambers – 151
‘Smiler’, as Chambers was nicknamed, was always a handful for the opposition and he boasted an impressive record for Liverpool, averaging a goal every two games.
Michael Owen – 158
Owen’s emergence into senior football was spellbinding after an impressive record for Liverpool’s youth teams. He came into the fold at 17 and left the Reds with a goal ratio of one goal every two games.
Mohammad Salah – 159
The Egyptian king has been a goalscoring connoisseur for Liverpool since leaving AS Roma in 2017. He was the third-quickest player to reach the milestone for the Reds.
Kenny Dalglish – 172
‘King Kenny’ was a Liverpool icon and his goalscoring record shows it. He scored some memorable and outstanding goals, including a winner in the 1978 European Cup final against Brugge.
Robbie Fowler – 183
Fowler, like many of his fellow centurions, is revered by the Anfield faithful. Like Owen, he was a natural finisher and became one of the greatest forwards to wear the shirt.
Steven Gerard – 186
The former captain was an incredible midfielder who could do anything. His goalscoring record from his position is incredible and he has scored many memorable goals. His famous FA Cup final strike against West Ham United is one you can watch over and over again.
Billy Liddell – 228
For many who may have experienced Liddell while playing for Liverpool, he is considered the greatest player to step into the shirt and what is most impressive about his goalscoring record is that he has played on the wing.
Gordon Hodgson – 241
Although Liverpool were in the shadow of Everton in the 1920s/30s when Hodgson was playing, he was still capable of scoring an exceptional number of goals and gave the Reds something to cheer about as their nearest rivals knew more of success.
Roger Hunt – 285
The legendary Hunt remains the fastest player in history to reach 100 goals for Liverpool, taking just 144 appearances. He may not be the all-time top scorer, but he remains the club’s top scorer in the league.
Ian Rush – 346
Rush was as good as it gets when it comes to natural talent. He could conjure up a goal from anything and his outstanding Liverpool goalscoring record will probably never be broken.