How Mo Salah’s Liverpool goalscoring record compares to Torres and Suarez
After joining from Roma in the summer of 2017, Liverpool’s Egyptian King will complete a fourth full season at Anfield, meaning he’s outlasted Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres, who each spent three and a half seasons at Liverpool; the former came in, alongside Andy Carroll of course, to replace the latter midway through the 2010-11 season.
Salah has now moved ahead of both Suarez and Torres when it comes to his goalscoring record for the Reds, which puts him 14th in the famous club’s all-time list of top scorers. Here’s how they compare when you break it down in detail.
Sub appearances: 12
Penalties scored: 16
Minutes per goal: 130
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 150
Minutes per goal or assist: 94
Sub appearances: 16
Penalties scored: 0
Minutes per goal: 135
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 135
Minutes per goal or assist: 108
Sub appearances: 8
Penalties scored: 0
Minutes per goal: 138
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 138
Minutes per goal or assist: 87
It’s a testament to quite how good Salah has been at Liverpool that he’s outscored Suarez and Torres, and notched at a more prolific rate per minute.
The Egyptian international also boasts the best single-season tally, with 44 goals in his debut 2017-18 campaign, 13 more than Suarez managed in the unforgettable 2013-14 season, including one more in the Premier League, while Torres’ most prolific campaign was also his first: 24 in the Premier League, 33 in all competitions, back in 2007/08.
But neither Torres and Suarez scored a single penalty for Liverpool, with club captain Steven Gerrard on spot-kick duty throughout their time at the club, while Salah has scored 16 – 13% of all his goals for the club. That puts him just behind Torres and Suarez when it comes to non-penalty goals per minute.
Incredibly, Suarez still leads the chart for assists, with 47 in total – 27 more than Torres, and two more than Salah, in spite of playing 54 games fewer.
At his Liverpool peak, the Uruguayan really was a force to be reckoned with, averaging a goal or assist at least once per game (every 87 minutes), just ahead of Salah (94 minutes) and Torres (105 minutes).