Players - Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke
Birthdate: 14 September 1997
Birthplace: Basingstoke, England
Other clubs: Chelsea (2004-17), Vitesse Arnhem (loan 2015-16), Bournemouth (2019-)
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: 13.05.2018
Debut goal: 13.05.2018
Last goal: 13.05.2018
Contract expiry: 04.01.2019
Win ratio: 59.26% W:16 D:6 L:5
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 21 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 27 / 1

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. Chelsea were entitled to compensation for his development and valued him at £10million pounds while Liverpool's value was £3m. The clubs reached a compromise that remained undisclosed but a fair bit closer to Liverpool's estimation. He impressed at the Under 20 World Championships in 2017, 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. Sixteen of his 21 league appearances came from the bench and his only goal came on the last day of the season against Brighton. 

With both Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi returning from loan spells, Solanke found himself out of favour in 2018-19 and in the first half of the season made only one matchday squad, against Chelsea in the League Cup when he was an unused substitute. On 4th January 2019, he signed for Bournemouth for a fee of £19 million, having scored just once in 27 appearances for Liverpool. Despite what was a huge fee for Bournemouth, he was not an automatic choice during the remainder of the campaign, with eight of his ten appearances being as a substitute. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 21 1 1 4 0 27
2017-2018 21 1 1 4 0 27
2018-2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
3 Everton
2 Burnley
2 Bournemouth
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Manchester United
2 Brighton & Hove Albion
2 Manchester City
2 West Ham United
1 Stoke City
1 Newcastle United
1 Chelsea
1 Crystal Palace
1 Roma
1 Hoffenheim
1 NK Maribor
1 Leicester City
1 Swansea City
Total Started/substitutions
6 Started
23 On the bench
21 Substitute
2 Substituted
Total Competition
21 England Premier League
4 Champions League
1 FA Cup
1 League Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
2017-2018 1 0 0 0 0 1
2018-2019 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Opponent
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
1 England Premier League
Total Goal minute period
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.08.2017 Hoffenheim Rhein-Neckar-Arena Europe
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 53 13.05.2018 Brighton & Hove Albion Anfield League
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
Bournemouth 2018-2019 England Premier League 10 0 10 0
Total 35 7 37 7