Liverpool's Luis Suarez Ties Premier League 38-Game Scoring Record

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 8, 2014

FILE - In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates his goal against Manchester United at an English Premier League soccer match in Manchester, England. A week after collecting the Professional Footballers' Association trophy, the Uruguayan won the 2014 vote by the Football Writers' Association on Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
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With a goal in the 55th minute of Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday, Luis Suarez tied the Premier League 38-game single-season scoring record, which is also held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Shearer accomplished the feat for Blackburn Rovers during the 1995-96 season, while Ronaldo tied the mark during the 2007-08 campaign for Manchester United.

Suarez's 31 goals are even more impressive, considering he missed the first five games of the season as part of a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic toward the end of last season.

Not only does Suarez lead the Premier League in goals this season, with his 31 putting him 10 ahead of teammate Daniel Sturridge, but he also co-leads the league in assists with teammate Steven Gerrard at 12. Due to his dominance this season, Suarez won the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year Award and the Football Writer's Player of the Year Award.

His excellent play over the campaign put Liverpool in position to win the Premier League title, until Monday's meltdown against Crystal Palace at Anfield. Leading 3-0 after 78 minutes, Liverpool inexplicably allowed three goals in the final 12 minutes to earn only a single point. Liverpool remained at the top of the table until Wednesday, when Manchester City beat Aston Villa 4-0, allowing them to take sole possession of first place. 

Liverpool still have a shot at the title, but their destiny is no longer in their own hands. They must beat Newcastle United at home on Sunday and hope that West Ham United can come up with the massive upset of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. If Manchester City wins or draws, the title is theirs.