Both Luis Suarez and Mohamed Salah have garnered heroic status on Merseyside for their individual contributions during different eras for the Reds, but now a debate has arisen on Twitter over who’s best season deserves more recognition – with plenty of Liverpool fans heaping praise on the Uruguayan.
Suarez, who nearly guided us to a long-awaited Premier League title back in the 2013/2014 campaign, racked up a phenomenal haul that year – scoring 31 goals and assisting 17 of his teammates over 33 domestic league outings, as per stats collected by Transfermarkt.
Meanwhile, Salah’s 17/18 debut campaign amassed similar numbers – with the Egyptian accumulating 32 strikes and 11 assists over 36 league starts, all the while endearing himself to our fan base with a collection of sensational performances both in Europe and domestically.
Now, responding to a tweet courtesy of LFC Vine, plenty of Reds have had their say over who had the better season – with many of them opting for Suarez as the superior individual talisman.
Despite Salah’s great reputation with our supporters, there could be absolutely no doubt, at least going by the numbers, that Suarez had the better individual campaign overall – even if the margins are extremely slim.
Who had the better individual campaign?
Salah in 17/18
Suarez in 13/14
You also have to take into account the team Suarez had around him, there is a good case that the current Barcelona forward didn’t have as much to work with – even with the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho being potential exceptions.
Here’s how our fans lauded Suarez’ past heroics, even despite his threats of a transfer request nearing the end of his Anfield career.
Suarez….was pretty much unplayable that season
— B W (@brett_walton) April 5, 2020
Suarez. Played with bums and was a machine that season.
— Now You Gonna Believe Us! (@Abdul92Waheed) April 5, 2020
What a silly question, 100% suarez
— Monkey d. Luffy (@Monkeyd90064285) April 5, 2020
It’s Suarez, even if the stats weren’t as they sit, Suarez carried an average team.
— REBEKKA 👸🏻 (@rebekkarnold) April 5, 2020
Suarez man missed 7 games as well
— – (@Anfi3ld1892) April 5, 2020
Suarez no question
— Gary Warren (@GaryWarren99) April 5, 2020
— Thomas Morgan (@tomlmorgan146) April 5, 2020
Suarez and this shouldn’t even be up for debate 🔥
— Kel Haywood (@Kel_Haywood) April 5, 2020