Haaland’s Goal-Scoring Mission: Beating Liverpool’s Best
Daniel Sturridge’s best season at Liverpool was in 2013/14 when he scored 27 goals without penalties. However, Erling Haaland surpassed Sturridge’s record in just over half a season, scoring 28 non-penalty goals in Manchester City’s recent victory over Arsenal.
Haaland had already overtaken Romelu Lukaku and Sadio Mané in this leaderboard. He scored Manchester City’s third goal on the night to seal the victory and is now tied with predecessor Sergio Agüero at 28 goals.
A recent analysis by A Visual Game on Twitter showed that Haaland, a football player, needs to play just a couple more matches to equal Wayne Rooney’s record from 2009/10.
He needs to play three more games to match Luis Suárez’s record from 2013/14 and four more to tie with Thierry Henry’s record from 2003/04. Some of the other football legends who have scored many goals in the Premier League include Alan Shearer, Fernando Torres, Robbie Fowler, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Haaland still has some way to go to catch up with Mohamed Salah, who scored an impressive 43 non-penalty goals in just 46 matches during his first full season at Liverpool.
Salah holds the record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season, with 32 goals, but Haaland is only six goals away from this record. Haaland will have 15 more games to play in the Premier League, and his team Manchester City is still competing in the Champions League and FA Cup.