The five most lethal partnerships in Premier League history, ft. Salah, Henry

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The Premier League has witnessed some prolific partnerships – but which pair score the most goals when they are on the pitch together?

Football is a team game but some players often play better and score more goals when they are playing alongside another world class player.

We’ve looked at the pairs who have played over 5000 minutes together in the Premier League and scored the most goals per 90 minutes.

5. Fernando Torres & Steven Gerrard

Torres and Gerrard were Liverpool’s standout players between 2007 and 2011 and their outstanding link-up play gave opponents nightmares.

The pair scored 81 goals (Torres 52, Gerrard 29) when they were on the pitch together at a rate of 1.13 goals per 90 and they certainly enjoyed being on the same team.

“I always say the best player I played with is Steven Gerrard,” Torres said in 2019. “I found he was the player who completed my game. I think my level got into a different dimension when I was on the pitch with him.

“It was an amazing three-and-a-half years playing alongside Steven and I would love to go back to those days – even for one minute.”

4. Thierry Henry & Robert Pires

The two Frenchmen were an excellent double act during their successful time at Arsenal with Henry up front and Pires playing on the wing.

Henry (108) and Pires (54) scored an incredible total of 162 league goals when they were on the pitch together at a rate of 1.21 goals per 90 minutes.

But it probably should’ve been 163…

3. Sergio Aguero & Raheem Sterling

It won’t surprise anybody to see these two on the list.

Aguero and Sterling are both guaranteed starters in a Manchester City team that has scored over 250 goals since the start of the 2017-18 season.

When they’ve played together in the league for City, Aguero has notched 65 goals and Sterling has 35 so that brings their tally to 100 at 1.22 goals per 90 minutes.

2. Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mane

They are two of the best goal-scoring wingers in the Premier League and the pair shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2018-19.

Salah has scored 50 goals when Mane has been on the pitch and Mane has scored 39 while playing alongside Salah, so they average 1.26 goals per 90 minutes.

“I always say it is very easy to work together,” Mane told the official Liverpool FC magazine in 2019. “Personally, I just think myself very lucky to play alongside these great players.

“Every single player who plays alongside them would enjoy it because they are very good players and they make everything easy, so I just enjoy playing alongside them.”

1. Harry Kane & Heung-min Son

The Tottenham forwards clearly bring the best out of each other as they are the most deadly duo in Premier League history.

They have scored 102 goals between them while playing alongside each other with Kane scoring 67 and Son making up the other 36 at a rate of 1.29 goals per 90.

Unfortunately for Spurs, they are both currently sidelined by injury problems and may have to wait until 20120-21 to add to that tally.

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