MX23RW : Saturday, September 25 00:29:15| >> :120:7523:7523:

Top 10 Liverpool strikers of the Premier League era - #3

Sports Mole's countdown of the top 10 greatest Liverpool strikers from the Premier League era continues with number three - Fernando Torres.

Fernando Torres (2007-11)

Fernando Torres for Liverpool© Reuters

Was there a better out-and-out centre-forward in world football than Fernando Torres during his time at Liverpool?

The Spaniard made a blistering start to his career at Anfield following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2007, scoring 24 league goals and 33 across all competitions during his debut campaign.

With Mohamed Salah still stuck on 49 at the time of writing, Torres remains the fastest Liverpool player to reach 50 Premier League goals for the club and eventually attained a tally of 65 in just 102 outings.

Torres's acrimonious departure in a January deadline-day £50m switch to Chelsea - and the subsequent struggles he endured at Stamford Bridge - threatened to tarnish his reputation both at Anfield and beyond, but he was almost unplayable during his prime.

Liverpool finished second with Torres leading the line and Steven Gerrard in support in 2008-09, but his spell on Merseyside ended without silverware in an otherwise trophy-laden career.

ID:353983: cacheID:353983:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2366:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring against Bournemouth on February 9, 2019
Read Next:
Mohamed Salah close to breaking another Liverpool goalscoring record

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
NIFL Premiership
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
International Friendlies
Women's Super League
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
10Aston Villa52128717
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
14Crystal Palace512258-35
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!