When Robbie Keane scored against PSV in the Champions League he had a good reason to celebrate. He had after all scored his first goal for his favourite club since childhood. The joy on his face were for all to see. The media had put unfair pressure on him getting his first goal, Liverpool fans knew he would come good. He had already contributed to Liverpool's cause without getting on the scoresheet.
Those who are interested in stats might want to know where Robbie Keane is on the list of Liverpool strikers who have been the slowest to score their debut goal. Peter Crouch is miles ahead of everybody else after failing to score in his first 17 games, finally scoring against Wigan in the Premier League after 1228 minutes. He scored on average in every 2,7 games since then.
Though you take your time to score your first goal, it won't necessarily predict how your career will materialise as you can tell from the presence of a certain Ian Rush who is high on the list and above Keane. Liverpool's greatest goalscorer couldn't stop scoring from the moment he scored his first in the 1981/82 season and scored 30 goals in his full debut season.
Here is the list of strikers who had to play more than 200 minutes to score their debut goal for Liverpool.
|2||Arthur Rowley||1019||11||no goal!|
|16||Ian St John||309||4||30.08.1961|
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