Luis Suarez on course to break Premier League top goalscorer record

On the day that Liverpool beat their club record Premier League goals in a season, scoring their 82nd goal in the 6-3 win at Cardiff, Luis Suarez equalled Robbie Fowler’s 28-goal record for a Liverpool player in a Premier League season.

CARDIFF, WALES - Saturday, March 22, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the sixth goal against Cardiff City during the Premiership match at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Running out of superlatives to describe Luis Suarez this season. Photo: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda.

Suarez hit his third hat-trick of the season – his sixth for LFC – and needs just four more goals in the eight remaining games to become the leading Premier League goalscorer in a 38 game Premier League season – that despite missing 5 league games through suspension.

The current record for goals in a 38 game Premier League season is held joint by Alan Shearer (1995-96) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) with 31 goals – both of whom took penalties, which Suarez of course does not, making his record this campaign even more the impressive.

Indeed, Suarez could even beat Shearer (1993-94) and Andy Cole’s (1994-95) record haul of 34 goals when the Premier League featured 22 sides and thus had 42 games to score in.

Suarez has 28 goals in 25 Premier League appearances, a ratio of a goal every 80 minutes.

The 47 goals between Suarez and Daniel Sturridge comfortably beats Liverpool’s previous record Premier League strike duo of Fowler and Stan Collymore in 1995-96 (42 between them).

The club record for a duo is 52, back in 1963-64 with Roger Hunt and Ian St. John. So five more equals that.

After three away games in succession, in which Liverpool scored 12 goals, the Reds now have two home matches inside a week.

23.03.14: Article updated to correct two original inaccuracies, apologies.

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  • Maninder Singh

    Oh yes he can. Keep firing LS7…keep firing.

  • SuarezSticksIt2U_Again

    We will hit 100 goals this season easily!!!

    Isn’t that Suarez’s third hat trick this season WBA, Nowrich and today?

  • Nelly79

    He’s got to face Norwich one more time, so that’s already another hat trick.

    • Justin Hess

      Burst out laughing at this. Yeah, that’ll be another three in the bag for our Luis.

      He’s been an absolute beast this season.

    • B.RODGERS

      Could’nt of put it better myself nelly

  • Jason Le Page

    I’m not sure if 47 easily beats 52? But we know what you mean. He will get another 10 if he plays the last 8 games.

    • Andrew Thomas Kurian

      the number is actually 42 not 52. The writer made a mistake.

      • http://www.thisisanfield.com This Is Anfield

        Correct!

  • Andytrop

    Fowler and Collymore scored 42 between them in the league in 95/96, not 52. Another interesting fact is that only Drogba and Lampard have scored more as an attacking pair in the premier league with 51, in 09/10 Great to have the premier leagues best ever attack. History in the making!

    • http://www.thisisanfield.com This Is Anfield

      Typo, corrected.

  • Moses the red

    Can we please shelve this article and bring it out when Suárez actually breaks the EPL goalscoring record? We’re getting carried away mates.

    • Red83

      Suarez reads this, gets upset and scores five against sunderland >:)
      YNWA

      • Moses the red

        Would love that!

  • Tremor

    WE ARE LIVERPOOL ! ! !

  • Cant wait for Henry Jackson

    LOve you Martin SKrtel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Zanatos

    The fact Suarez has missed a decent amount of games at the start, and the fact he doesn`t take pens, makes his current tally look so much better than the current record. If he was our pen taker, you could prob add another 6/7 goals to his current tally, if not more. I am sure when it comes to the Ballon d`or again, he will be overlooked for Messi or Ronadlo, dispite performing better. Sturridge in his own right has had a amazing season, and yet he is being over shaddow`d purely due to Suarez and his crazy tally. Amazing work by both, and all the team and staff so far. We are simply beautiful to watch. I wasn`t to sure on the appointment of Rodgers when he first came in, favouring Van Gaal, however, he has done wonders and deserves so much credit.

    • adslubec

      Give me LS7 over Messi and Ronaldo anytime. He has more heart and determination than those two combined, he just never gives up. Don’t get me wrong those other two are great players but I prefer LS7.

    • http://www.thisisanfield.com This Is Anfield

      “The fact Suarez has missed a decent amount of games at the start, and the fact he doesn`t take pens, makes his current tally look so much better than the current record. ”

      Yeah that’s exactly what is said in the article.

      • Zanatos

        I know, I was agreeing with you!

  • Dev B

    Suarez hit his second hat-trick of the season and needs just four more
    goals in the eight remaining games to become the leading Premier League
    goalscorer in a 38 game Premier League season – that despite missing 5
    league games through suspension.

    Second hat-trick of the season?

  • Kid of Kop

    BR makes suarez & sturridge play in the centre at the wings alternatively so that no one remains unhappy for a longer time..

    If you can notice after sturridge returned from injury, he was playing through the centre and suarez had a little dry spell..
    Starting from saints away suarez started in the middle..

  • http://www.thisisanfield.com This Is Anfield

    Sorry, took it from http://www.lfchistory.net/Stats/PlayerHattricks.aspx and then realised that it lists the 4 goal vs Norwich separately. Thanks.

  • http://www.thisisanfield.com This Is Anfield

    Yes!