Wednesday 22 May 2019

Rush: 'I'll bow to Salah if he breaks my record'

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Photo: PA Wire
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. Photo: PA Wire

Ian Rush says he will bow down to Mohamed Salah should the Egyptian break his Liverpool goals record for a single season in the Champions League final.

Salah enters Saturday’s showdown against Real Madrid with 44 goals this season, three short of Rush’s record from the 1983-84 campaign when Liverpool won the European Cup, First Division and League Cup treble.

It might seem a tall order for Salah to set a new mark, but Rush, now a club ambassador at his beloved Liverpool, has made a promise to him ahead of the Kiev final.

“If he beats my record I would actually bow down to him,” Rush said. “To score four goals in a final would be an incredible achievement.

“Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez were amazing in their first seasons at Liverpool.

“But I have to say Salah’s been even better than them, not only his goals and assists but his all-round game. What I like about him is that he’s such a humble guy, if someone’s in a better position he passes the ball.”

Rush will be in Kiev as Liverpool seek to win European football’s biggest prize for the sixth time.

And Rush, Liverpool’s record scorer with 346 goals, believes it will be a high scoring affair.

“It is an end to the season that probably most did not expect,” he said.

“But why can’t we win it now that we are in the final?

“Madrid are not the force they used to be, although, saying that, when they need to up their game they do.

“There’s got to be goals in it with two such attacking teams, and hopefully these Liverpool players can become legends.”

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