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Ian Rush

Ian Rush

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Ian Rush

Former Liverpool striker and five-time title winner Ian Rush believes the newly-crowned Premier League champions will continue to break records.

The Reds secured a 19th triumph with seven matches to spare, eclipsing the previous best of five set by Manchester United (2000-01) and Manchester City (2017-18). without kicking a ball when Pep Guardiola's side lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

Rush said the current squad deserved comparison with the all-conquering side of the 1980s in which he played but felt what stood Klopp's men apart was their relentlessness.

"When we won the league we would go out, celebrate and have a great night," the Reds leading goalscorer said.

Rush added: "We won once with five or six games to go and after that I'm not sure if we won a game after that.

"In a season your job is to win the league and when we won it the training was relaxed.

"It would take you two or three days of training to get it back to what it was, the pace wasn't the same as the week before.

"Times have changed and these players now are so focused and fit. If you look at this lot now they won't stop, they'll keep going because they want to win every game.

"They'll be saying 'We won the league, let's go for City's 100 points (a record set in 2017-18)'.

"The first thing they will want will be to go out and beat Man City (at the Etihad next week).