Some of the best-ever footballers have worn the famous Liverpool shirt. Top strikers have lined up in the Liverpool starting XI dating back to the club’s formation in 1892. From stars such as Billy Liddell to Kenny Dalglish to Robbie Fowler to Mohamed Salah, Liverpool have had a number of great goalscorers.
Some of the Reds’ all-time top goalscorers are household names, yet some players may be a little unknown to younger fans. Here is a look at Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Stats come courtesy of the fantastic LFCHistory.net.
5. Steven Gerrard
Gerrard arrived at Liverpool as an academy player in 1989. The midfielder rose through the Liverpool youth academy to reach the first team. Over the course of a career from 1998 to 2015, Gerrard scored 186 goals in all competitions for Liverpool. The former club captain will likely return to Anfield one day as manager following success with Rangers and some early excellent results at Aston Villa.
4. Billy Liddell
Liddell wore the famous Liverpool strip from 1938 to 1961. The Scottish forward was a part of Liverpool’s squad that won the First Division in 1946-47. Despite his amazing goal haul, the 1946-47 First Division trophy was the only piece of Silverware Liddell won on Merseyside. Liddell was a one-club man, scoring 228 goals in all competitions. In 10 seasons at Anfield, the forward bagged 10 or more goals. Liddell scored a single-season best 30 league goals during the 1954-55 season.
3. Gordon Hodgson
Hodgson debuted for Liverpool in 1925. He played 11 seasons at Liverpool, scoring 241 goals. In nine of Hodgson’s 11 seasons at Anfield, he scored 30 or more goals. His best season in front of goal was during the 1930-31 season when Hodgson scored 40 goals.
2. Roger Hunt
Hunt scored 285 goals for the Reds from 1959 to 1970. In 10 of Hunt’s 11 seasons at Anfield, he scored 10 or more goals. The forward’s best season was in 1961-62 when he bagged 41 goals in the First Division. Hunt played for the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. Prior to the kickoff of the World Cup 1966, Hunt bagged 29 First Division goals during the 1965-66 season. His goal haul topped the goalscoring charts for the season. Hunt picked up two First Divisions trophies at Anfield along with an FA Cup.
1. Ian Rush
It may be impossible for any Liverpool player to top Rush’s fantastic goalscoring record at Anfield. Rush scored 346 goals for Liverpool in a career spanning 15 seasons. In 11 of those 15 campaigns, Rush finished with double-digit goals. Rush twice scored 30 or more goals and his best-ever goalscoring season was the 1983-84 campaign with 32 goals. Rush was a part of Liverpool teams that won five First Division titles, three FA Cups, five League Cups, and two European Cups. Rush has scored more than 190 goals than current Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.