Fernando’s fifty

I just discovered that while I was busy with affairs of state during the week after Christmas ,Torres had gone and scored 50 goals in 72 matches, beating Albert Stubbins and Sam Raybould by eight games on the 29th of December.This was the goal..

Here’s a list of the number of games it took other Liverpool legends to score their own collections of a half century of goals.
72 Fernando Torres
80 Sam Raybould
80 Albert Stubbins
81 Roger Hunt
82 Jack Parkinson
3 John Aldridge
84 Ian Rush
88 Robbie Fowler
90 Gordon Hodgson
98 Harry Chambers
98 Kenny Dalglish
98 Michael Owen
104 Joe Hewitt
105 Ian St John
111 John Barnes
114 Robert Robinson
116 John Toshack
121 David Johnson
125 Dick Forshaw
125 Tom Miller
129 Jimmy Melia
139 Jack Balmer
160 Berry Niewenhuys
162 Alf Hanson
167 Billy Liddell
175 Kevin Keegan
208 Jack Cox
221 Terry McDermott
269 Ray Kennedy
271 Arthur Goddard
280 Alan A’Court
281 Steven Gerrard
302 Steve Heighway
What makes Torres’ feat even more incredible is that there isn’t a single penalty in those 50 goals.A blow by blow description of each of the 50 goals can be read here…

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