The captain has hit top form and, even disregarding his effort in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City, Opta’s stats show just how productive he has been, when compared to our previous years in the competition.

Indeed, the last Red to notch as many goals was Robin van Persie, back in the title-winning 2012/13 campaign when, boosted by a hat-trick against Aston Villa to clinch top spot, the Dutchman also managed six strikes in the month of April.


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