Liverpool fans believe Luis Suarez is the best striker to have graced Anfield during the Barclays Premier League era, according to a poll conducted by GiveMeFootball.

Out of the 20,000 votes cast, Suarez pulled in a remarkable 63 percent to emerge as the finest Kop forward of the last 19 years in the eyes of Reds supporters.

The Uruguayan hitman left the likes of Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Fernando Torres - all Liverpool legends in their own right - trailing, with a full 49 percent more of the vote than his nearest competitor.

It certainly comes as a surprising result, with Suarez having only signed for Liverpool during the January transfer window.

However, the £24 million the Reds paid Ajax to bring Suarez to Merseyside now looks a snip as he spearheads the revolution led by Kenny Dalglish at Anfield.

The 24-year-old has scored seven times in 17 games for Liverpool since his winter move from Holland and has quickly established himself as one of the most fearsome strikers in the league

And, although he is rightly held in high regard at Liverpool, 'El Pistolero' still has some way to go to match the goalscoring feats of Fowler, Owen and Torres during their respective spells in the famous Red jersey.

Fowler, nicknamed 'God' during his time at Anfield, scored 183 times in two stints with the club, having come up through the Liverpool ranks.

After Fowler was sold to Leeds for £12 million in 2001, Owen took on the mantle as the Reds' leading forward and, prior to leaving for Real Madrid, the academy product netted 158 goals in 297 games.


Torres, meanwhile, was Liverpool's record signing when he joined the club from Atletico Madrid in 2007 - a fee since trumped by Suarez and, latterly, Andy Carroll.

The Spaniard went down in Anfield folklore as he became the fastest Liverpool player ever to score 50 league goals, while he left the club with a record of 81 strikes in 142 appearances.



 

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