Liverpool strikers since 2000 ranked by their goal-per-game ratio (10th-1st)

Roberto Firmino has excelled as Liverpool's main striker in recent years

10. Emile Heskey - 0.269

Games - 223

Goals - 60

Fair play, Emile. Heskey is often a form of ridicule in present day conversations, but he was pretty darn good during his Liverpool days.

9. Neil Mellor - 0.27

Games - 22

Goals - 6

Mellor's brief spell at Anfield yielded him a pretty healthy goal-to-game ratio. That screamer against Arsenal will never be forgotten.

Mellor with Liverpool

8. Djibril Cisse - 0.3

Games - 79

Goals - 24

Like Ings, serious injuries curtailed Cisse's Liverpool career. Had it not been for those leg breaks, the Frenchman would have thrived even more in the famous red shirt.

7. Peter Crouch - 0.313

Games - 134

Goals - 42

He might not look like your archetypal footballer, but Crouch knew where the back of the net was during his days up north. He even scored a hat-trick against Arsenal.

6. Robbie Fowler - 0.317

Games - 104

Goals - 33

Had we been using data from Fowler's entire Liverpool career, the man known to Kopites as 'God' would be sitting pretty in fourth with close to a goal a game. However, we're only using goals since the turn of the century.

5. Roberto Firmino - 0.33

Games - 235

Goals - 77

The man who has redefined the striking role in modern times. Firmino's selfless style is crucial to Klopp's Liverpool and he's still averaging a goal every three games. Impressive stuff.

Firmino celebrates with Liverpool

4. Daniel Sturridge - 0.45

Games - 160

Goals - 68

The injury curse strikes again. For a brief time, Sturridge was unplayable at Liverpool. Had he stayed fit, the Englishman would probably be challenging the top two on this list.

3. Michael Owen - 0.55

Games - 181

Goals - 99

In the early 2000s, Owen was a goal-machine at Liverpool and even won the Ballon d'Or in 2001.

2. Fernando Torres - 0.57

Games - 142

Goals - 81

There was a time when Torres was recognised as the best striker on the planet. Then he lost a yard of pace, moved to Chelsea and was never the same again. Shame really, because that goal-to-game ratio is mighty impressive.

1. Luis Suarez - 0.62

Games - 133

Goals - 82

The clear winner. What a player Suarez was at Liverpool, with the Uruguayan scoring 31 goals in the 2013/14 Premier League season alone - he also assisted 17 more goals that campaign as well.

Suarez collects an award with Liverpool

So there we are, Suarez wins it by a length.

The gap between the top four and the rest is pretty startling, while the bottom section of the list is simply a collection of some of the Premier League's biggest flops.

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