Liverpool Close on Real Madrid as Europe highest scorers this season

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LIVERPOOL

The Reds struck on three further occasions at Anfield on Sunday – only Real Madrid has scored more league goals in Europe’s major leagues this season.

Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday not only took them closer to a first English championship in 24 years, but also saw them move just one goal behind Real Madrid as Europe’s highest league scorers in 2013-14.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have now hit an impressive 93 goals in 34 Premier League games this season. Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge – both of whom failed to register versus City – are the two top scorers in the division with 49 between them. Only Real Madrid, with 94 strikes in 33 La Liga matches, has found the back of the net more times in 2013-14 from Europe’s major leagues. Cristiano Ronaldo has supplied 28 of this total.

Barcelona are the third highest scorers with 92 goals from 33 games and had been the most prolific side going into this weekend, prior to their shock 1-0 loss to Granada.

Manchester City is fourth on the continent with 86 strikes in 32 encounters. The Citizens had been Europe’s best scorers during most of the first half of the campaign, but their potency has decreased in 2014.

European champions Bayern Munich are fifth with 82 goals in 30 games. The Bavarians have also slowed down since clinching the Bundesliga in record time and have failed to score in their last two matches.

Top ten clubs with highest goals:

Club
Real Madrid
Liverpool
Barcelona
Man City
Bayern Munich
PSG
Atletico Madrid
Feyenoord
Juventus
Roma

Games
33
34
33
32
30
33
33
32
32
33

Goals
94
93
92
86
82
74
72
70
69
68

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