With his two goals in the 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at Anfield, Liverpool striker became the first player to score 10 goals in a calendar month in the Barclays Premier League.
The Uruguayan’s opening strike at Anfield took him clear of Mark Viduka’s record of eight goals for Leeds United in April 2003. Suarez then struck another to be the first player to reach double figures inside a month. The double also meant he becomes the first player to score at leasr two goals in four consecutive Barclays Premier League matches.
With two more Barclays Premier League fixtures to come in December, against Manchester City on Boxing Day, then away to Chelsea on 29 December, Suarez could extend his record even further.
Suarez’s total of 19 goals in the Barclays Premier League this season is the most at this stage of a season and it is also putting the striker ahead of the rate to become the highest goalscorer during a 38-match season. This joint-record of 31 goals is held by Alan Shearer for Blackburn Rovers in the 1995/96 season and Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United during the 2007/08 season. After 17 matchweeks, Shearer had scored 16 goals, while Ronaldo had 11.
The overall record for the most goals in a season is held jointly by Andrew Cole, for Newcastle United in 1993/94 and Shearer, the next season. At his present rate of goals, Suarez is set to eclipse those records, too.
The goal for Raheem Sterling that Suarez set up against Cardiff took the Uruguayan’s total of assists to six this season, one more than he got in the previous campaign.
Written by Steve Milne – Have your say below 🙂