Thursday Apr 05, 2018. 11:30
Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush has revealed he doesn’t mind if Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah breaks his record.
Rush holds the record for most goals as the Reds top goalscorer in a single season with 47 whilst the Pharaohs international has netted 38 in all competitions so far.
Salah has broken a number of records this season already and equalled Cote d’Ivoire legend Didier Drogba’s record as the African with the most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign.
Moreover, he also became the third player to score in 21 different English Premier League games after Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin Van Persie.
Salah, who has 38 goals this season, has less than 10 games left until the end of the season and could equal Rush’s historic record before then.
“It is a possibility (that Salah can break his record). Before the four goals against Watford, I might have said no,” Rush told Standard Sport.
“But if he’s going to do that (break his record) then hopefully Liverpool will progress in the Champions League. It’s a matter of seven games and whether Liverpool make it to the Champions League final.
“When I scored 47 goals we got to the Champions League final. It’ll be an amazing feat. When I did it, I didn’t know how I’d done it myself! When I did it, we won three trophies.
“I wouldn’t be disappointed (if Salah breaks the record), Gareth Bale broke my record for Wales – records are there to be broken. If they’re going to be broken, make sure they’re broken by someone special.”