– first player to score 32 goals in a 38 game season
– first African player to score 30 goals in a premier league season
– first player to be named premier league player of the month 3 times in one season
– fastest player in Liverpool’s history to reach 50 goals
– he did all this is the Premier League, arguably a much tougher league than Ligue 1.
There are loads more but I think all these records and achievements warrant the hype.
And he’s cute. Just because he’s not your taste doesnt mean he might not be someone else’s.