Liverpool striker on course to become Europe's leading marksman.

Luis Suarez enjoys a four point lead at the head of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.

The Liverpool striker scored the opener in his side’s 3-2 win at Norwich on Saturday to take his tally for the season to 30. That’s two ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo who enjoyed a week off as Real Madrid prepare for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final encounter with Bayern Munich.

Behind Ronaldo comes Diego Costa who has now scored 27 goals this season – his most recent coming from the penalty spot on Good Friday in Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Elche.

A goal further behind is last year’s winner Lionel Messi, who despite appearing to be below par for much of the current campaign, has still managed an impressive 27 league goals this season.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 30 x 2 = 60
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 28 x 2 = 56
3. Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid) 27 x 2 = 54
4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 26 x 2 = 52
5. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 30 x 1.5 = 45
6. Alfred Finnbogason (Heerenveen) 27 x 1.5 = 40,5
7. Ciro Immobile (Torino) 20 x 2 = 40
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) 20 x 2 = 40
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
10. ‘Alan’ Douglas Borges De Carvalho (Red Bull Salzburg) 24 x 1.5 = 36
Robert Lewandowksi (Borussia Dortmund) 18 x 2 = 36
Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 18 x 2 = 36
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) 18 x 2 = 36
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 18 x 2 = 36
Luca Toni (Verona) 18 x 2 = 36
Yaya Touré (Manchester City) 18 x 2 = 36
17. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 17 x 2 = 34
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 17 x 2 = 34
Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) 17 x 2 = 34
20. Graziano Pellè (Feyenoord) 22 x 1.5 = 33
21. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 16 x 2 = 32
Josip Drmic (Nürnberg) 16 x 2 = 32
Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) 16 x 2 = 32
Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 16 x 2 = 32
25. Duje Cop (Dinamo Zagreb) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
Omer Damari (Hapoel Tel Aviv) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
27. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 15 x 2 = 30
Van’Derley’ Dias Marinho (Maritimo) 15 x 2 = 30
Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) 15 x 2 = 30
Rodrigo Palacio (Internazionale) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Pedro’ Rodríguez Ledesma (Barcelona) 15 x 2 = 30
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) 15 x 2 = 30
Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) 15 x 2 = 30
Marcin Robak (Piast Gliwice/MKS Pogon Szczecin) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 15 x 2 = 30
36. Carlos Arturo Bacca (Sevilla) 14 x 2 = 28
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 14 x 2 = 28
Mario Balotelli (Milan) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Roberto Firmino’ Barbosa de Oliveira (Hoffenheim) 14 x 2 = 28
Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla) 14 x 2 = 28
Alberto Gilardino (Genoa) 14 x 2 = 28
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Benfica) 14 x 2 = 28
Fernando Llorente (Juventus) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Raffael’ Caetano de Araújo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 14 x 2 = 28
Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) 14 x 2 = 28
48. Michy Batshuayi (Standard Liege) 18 x 1.5 = 27
Lukasz Teodorczyk (Lech Poznan) 18 x 1.5 = 27
Nerijus Valskis (FK Suduva) 27 x 1 = 27
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 18 x 1.5 = 27
52. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 13 x 2 = 26
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) 13 x 2 = 26
Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) 13 x 2 = 26
José Maria Callejón (Napoli) 13 x 2 = 26
Alessio Cerci (Torino) 13 x 2 = 26
Mattia Destro (Roma) 13 x 2 = 26
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Javi Guerra’ Rodríguez (Real Valladolid) 13 x 2 = 26
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 13 x 2 = 26
Clecildo ‘Rafael Martins’ (Vitoria Setúbal) 13 x 2 = 26
Fredy Montero (Sporting) 13 x 2 = 26
Shinji Okazaki (FSV Mainz 05) 13 x 2 = 26
Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg) 13 x 2 = 26
Alberto Paloschi (Chievo) 13 x 2 = 26
Sergio Betanin ‘Paulinho’ (Livorno) 13 x 2 = 26
Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) 13 x 2 = 26
Standings last updated 22/04/2014

Rules

Only the leading five countries – Spain, Italy, Germany, England and Portugal – in the UEFA rankings have two as their multiplier. This is to emphasise the difference in (international) performance level between clubs from those countries and those of other nations.A player cannot play first in a summer league (e.g. Norway) and then in a winter league (e.g. Spain) and combine the points totals for each season.