Player profile

Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke

Birthdate: 14 September 1997
Birthplace: Basingstoke, England
Other clubs: Chelsea (2004-17), Vitesse Arnhem (loan 2015-16)
Bought from: Chelsea
Signed for LFC: Tribunal, 01.07.2017
International debut: 14.11.2017 vs. Brazil
International caps: 1/0
Liverpool debut: 15.08.2017
Last appearance: 30.01.2018
Win ratio: 63.16% W:12 D:5 L:2
LFC league games/goals: 15 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 19 / 0

Player profile

Born in Basingstoke in 1997, Dominic Solanke was a star performer for Chelsea under 18's in 2013-14, scoring twice in the final as they won the FA Youth Cup. He was then promoted to the first team squad but only appeared once in 2014-15, as a substitute in a Champions League game. He was prolific in the under-21's though, ending the season with 41 goals in all competitions. 

Solanke spent 2015/16 on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, scoring seven times in 25 appearances. However when contract negotiations broke down on his return to Chelsea he found himself frozen out of the squad in 2016/17, making the matchday squad just once as an unused substitute in a League Cup tie.

At the end of May 2017 Liverpool confirmed that they had agreed a contract with Solanke to join the club on 1st July 2017, with the fee to be decided by tribunal. He then impressed at the Under 20 World Championships, scoring four goals as England triumphed. He continued this form in pre-season with Liverpool and looked likely to start the season as part of the first team squad as opposed to the under 23's where it was anticipated he be starting off. Though he hadn't established himself in Liverpool's first team, Solanke made his full international debut for England on 14 November 2017 in a 0-0 friendly against Brazil.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 15 1 1 2 0 19
2017-2018 15 1 1 2 0 19

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Everton
2 Burnley
1 Bournemouth
1 Crystal Palace
1 Hoffenheim
1 NK Maribor
1 Leicester City
1 Swansea City
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Stoke City
1 Manchester United
1 Newcastle United
1 Manchester City
1 West Ham United
Total Started/substitutions
4 Started
16 On the bench
15 Substitute
2 Substituted
Total Competition
15 England Premier League
2 Champions League
1 FA Cup
1 League Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.08.2017 Hoffenheim Rhein-Neckar-Arena Europe

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Chelsea 2014-2015 England Premier League 0 0 1 0
Vitesse Arnhem 2015-2016 Holland 1 25 7 26 7
Total 25 7 27 7