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Top 10 goal scorers for Liverpool in Champions league

Liverpool FC has a rich Champions League history, having won the competition six times. Check out the top 10 goal scorers for Liverpool in champions league history.

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Last updated: 23.08.2022
Top 10 goal scorers for Liverpool in Champions league

Liverpool FC has a rich Champions League history, having won the competition six times. They triumphed in Rome in 1977 versus Borussia Moenchengladbach and then at Wembley in 1978 over Bruges. Further victories followed in Paris in 1981 against Real Madrid and then Rome in 1984 against Roma in their own stadium. Probably their greatest win was the fifth, against AC Milan in a historic match in Istanbul on penalties after battling back from 3-0 down in 2005. Liverpool missed out on the trophy in 2018 following a defeat in the final to Real Madrid but prevailed against Tottenham in 2019 to take home the European cup.

 

1. Mohamed Salah - 33 goals

In 2017/18 during his debut Liverpool season, everything Mohamed Salah touched turned to gold. Scoring ten goals, it remains his best return in the Champions League for a season, but his appearance in the final was cut short due to injury.

However, he came back stronger a year later to dispatch a penalty early on in the final against Tottenham and has continued to score with regularity on the continent, if not quite matching the ridiculous pace he set in his first season.

 

2. Sadio Mane - 23 goals

Ahead of Bobby is his colleague in one of the all-time most destructive front threes, and just like the former Hoffenheim man, Sadio Mane's fingerprints are all over some of Liverpool's most glorious nights.

You can't really argue against that turn and off-balance chip against Manuel Neuer as the pick of the bunch, while he does of course have the honour of a Champions League final goal to his name.

 

3. Steven Gerrard - 21 goals

For a long time, Steven Gerrard's record as Liverpool's top scorer in the Champions League looked untouchable. He was, after all, their clutch king on the most magical nights at Anfield.

In a very different time when he was carrying the likes of Baros and Igor Biscan and when Liverpool had to scrap for every knockout victory, the local hero came up time and time again. He's since been surpassed at the top of this particular tree, but Gerrard's record remains a testament to one of Europe's great one-man shows.

 

4. Roberto Firmino - 20 goals

 

The Brazilian will still go down as one of the most important players as Liverpool reached back-to-back finals, with the man with the shiniest teeth in football radiant throughout the 2017/18 campaign in particular.

 

5. Luis Garcia - 10 goals

Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jerzy Dudek are the men who will forever be credited with Liverpool's fifth Champions League trophy, but Luis Garcia laid the best teams in Europe to waste in the knockout rounds.

His hat trick against Bayer Leverkusen was pretty good, and his dipping half-volley against Juventus was even better, but he saved his best magic trick for Chelsea, scoring a goal where the ball quite possibly never even crossed the line. You can argue about the validity of his 'ghost goal' all you like, but he deserves all the credit in the world for celebrating so well that the referee almost didn't have a choice.

 

 

6. Peter Crouch - 9 goals

As his haters said he couldn’t play well or he is always a disappointment, he always proved them wrong. 

Just like Benayoun and Babel, his tally has been conspicuously inflated by being involved in an 8-0 dismantling of Besiktas - but they all count.

 

 

7. Dirk Kuyt - 9 goals

Though he was mainly known for doing lots of running around and scoring from about two yards out, Kuyt's European credentials are pretty damn good, and he has the privilege of being in an exclusive group of Liverpool players to have scored in a European final.

The goal in question, in Liverpool's losing effort against AC Milan, is vintage Kuyt, a scrappy flick-on from a corner that only a mother could love.

 

 

 

8. Fernando Torres - 8 goals

Liverpool weren't quite the European juggernaut that they are now towards the back end of the 2000s, but they were still a force to be reckoned with, especially with this man up top.

From Inter to Arsenal, a host of mighty opponents were toppled by Fernando Torres' brilliance before he left for pastures new, but ironically the one opponent that he could never quite master was his future club Chelsea.

 

 

9. Ryan Babel - 7 goals

 

Things weren't ideal for him in Merseyside but a guy who still turns out for the Netherlands is always going to be handier than the headlines suggest, and he was a useful figure in Liverpool's run to the 2008 semis.

 

 

10. Michael Owen - 6 goals

 

To make matters worse, after refusing to take part in Liverpool's 2004/05 campaign to avoid getting cup tied before a move to Real Madrid, Owen ended up watching the Reds win the whole thing, with that particular trophy missing from his repertoire.

 

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