Published 04/08/2010 | 05:00
The 26-year-old has scored 56 goals in 79 league appearances in three seasons. 4 July 2007: Signs for £20m from Atletico Madrid. Scores 24 league goals, recording the most prolific debut season by a foreigner. February 2008: Scores a treble against West Ham, his second successive Anfield hat-trick and third of the season. 2008/09: Hits 17 goals in an injury-ravaged season to help Liverpool finish second. September 2009: Another hat-trick in 6-1 thrashing of Hull City. 2009/10: Nets 22 goals in 32 games, despite undergoing two knee operations during the course of the season.