There appears to be a spat forming around Salah, but as Klopp puts it, the Liverpool star is "in a good moment"—he is presently two clear in the race for the Golden Boot—and his larger stats make it tough to leave him off this list, despite other teammates begging for inclusion. Salah has been directly involved in more goals than any other player in the league this season: he has scored 31 goals in all competitions for Liverpool so far this year.
The only downside for Salah is that he has also been given a lengthy suspension once again for insulting a referee during matches. He will be unavailable for about one month starting on May 5th when Liverpool hosts Chelsea in the Champions League final.
So, without further ado, here are the top ten players in the Premier League:
1. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) - 24 goals
2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 22 goals
3. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) - 20 goals
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) - 19 goals
5. Diego Costa (Chelsea) - 18 goals
6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 16 goals
With such a diverse bag of strikers, we've ranked every Liverpool striker this century from worst to finest. To make the list, players must have appeared in at least 10 games for the club during the 2000/01 season. The 28 attackers are graded based on how effective they were for Liverpool from that season forward.
The list is ordered by how many points each player has scored. If you want to see who's topped the scoring charts at Anfield, check out our list of top Liverpool scorers.
Since Kenny Dalglish took over as manager in October 1986, only four Liverpool strikers have managed to score more than 30 goals in a single campaign: Ian Rush (44 in 1985), Fernando Torres (37 in 2011/12), Robbie Fowler (36 in 1993/94) and Luis Suarez (35 last season).
However, none of these men are even close to being among the top five most prolific scorers in Liverpool history. Here are the five best forwards in club history: Peter Beardsley (126 goals in 183 appearances), Robbie Keane (116 goals in 187 matches), Dirk Kuyt (100 goals in 193 games), Fernando Torres (97 goals in 139 matches), and Luis Suarez (92 goals in 152 games).
Now let's take a look at how many times each man has been on the pitch during Liverpool's annual trip to London for an English league match.
His 15 major awards, which included five Premier League crowns, a Champions League trophy, and an FA Cup, were only surpassed by Roy Keane and Denis Irwin (19). As Alex Ferguson's Mr. Versatile, he filled in at every position, even as an emergency striker and, on one occasion, in goal after Edwin van der Sar was hurt. During his time with the club, Ireland won the European Championship in 2008.
Keane scored almost 100 goals in all competitions for United, becoming the first player to score in each of England's top four divisions. He also won three Premier Leagues, the FA Cup, two Community Shields, and the UEFA Champions League. In 2007, he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year and Footballer of the Year. He left United after making nearly 300 appearances and scoring 115 goals.
Denis Irwin played alongside Keane at Manchester United and was regarded as his superior as a player-manager. He had earlier enjoyed success as a player, winning 83 caps for Ireland from 1965 to 1980, scoring 42 goals. He managed Dublin City to the 1970 FA Cup win before joining Sunderland as manager in 1975. He died in March 2014 at the age of 80.
Other notable Irish players include: David O'Leary, Peter Schmeichel, Robbie Keane, Shay Given, Colin Walsh, John Terry, William Hill, and Paul McGrath.
Don't even get us started on Nos. 10 and 9. Ryan Giggs, who has made his number famous, may be the only one who completely merits his slot. Some of the finest Premier League players have been unconventional. We've listed them below in no particular order.
So, who is No. 11? Well, it's either Paul Scholes or David Beckham. Both men have been hailed as national treasures by their countries' governments and have won almost every award there is to win during their careers. However, only one can be ranked No. 11 because they are first-team regulars for two different clubs. If Scholes wasn't a player then he would be a manager; if Beckham weren't a player then he would be a broadcaster. Therefore, we will go with Beckham's ranking over Scholes'.
Also worth mentioning is Wayne Rooney. The English international has been ranked as high as third by some critics but never managed to crack the top 10 of the list. Despite this, he is still regarded as one of the best strikers in the world today.
Finally, there is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international has been listed several times but has never been able to break into the top 10. He is still considered one of the best forwards in the world though, just not at No. 11.
Liverpool's best ten Premier League strikers of all time Since 1992, the Reds have had numerous outstanding forwards, ranging from local players to South American giants. This Is Anfield's Jack Lusby ranks the top ten.
1 Fernando Torres or Liverpool fans may argue that this is wrong, but I believe that Fernando Torres was the best striker that Liverpool has ever had. His talent was exceptional and he scored plenty of goals for his team across Europe. However, he failed to deliver at the right time for the Reds - when they needed him most. He ended up leaving Liverpool after only one season because Chelsea offered him a deal that was too good to refuse.
2 Robbie Fowler The most successful striker in Liverpool history, Robbie Fowler scored over 100 goals during his time at the club. He is also one of only three players to score in their first league match for Liverpool (along with Steven Gerrard and Peter Crouch).
3 Ian Rush One of the greatest strikers in Liverpool history, Ian Rush scored over 100 goals during his time at the club. He is also the youngest player to be given the captain's armband by Liverpool. In 1984, at the age of just 17 years and 328 days, he made his debut as a substitute in a 4-0 win over Wimbledon.
Fowler is most known for his time with Liverpool, when he amassed the seventh-highest goal total in Premier League history. He scored 183 goals for Liverpool in all, 120 of which were in the Premier League. Because of his finishing, he received the moniker "God" from the Anfield crowd and went on to become a club legend. After leaving Liverpool, Fowler continued to play until he was 40 years old.
He was born in Widnes, Cheshire on January 4, 1956. His family moved to Toxteth in Liverpool when he was a child so that his father could take up a coaching job at Liverpool Football Club. Fowler always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a football coach himself. He signed as an apprentice with Liverpool in 1974 and became a member of the first team four years later. During his time with the Reds, they won three European Cups (1977, 1978, 1991) and one UEFA Super Cup.
After making an appearance in a league match against Manchester United in 1986, Fowler was called up for England several times but never played because of his nationality. However, he did win a cap for England while with Liverpool: a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland when John Barnes was unavailable.
In 1992, Fowler left Liverpool to join Russian club CSKA Moscow. There he earned over $1 million a season.