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I won’t mind if Salah breaks my record, says Ian Rush

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legend says that he won’t mind if breaks his record as the Reds top goalscorer in a single season (47).

The Egyptian winger already broke his fair amount of records this season, he equaled Didier Drogba’s record as the African with the most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign (29).

He also became the third player to score in 21 different Premier League games after Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin Van Persie.

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Salah, who scored 37 goals this season, has at least 8 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,” he added

Mohamed Salah

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Liverpool could have two or three more games if they are to qualify for the Champions League semi-final and 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.

“So he’ll want the team to [also] win trophies rather than score goals. I wouldn’t mind if he broke it in the final,” he continued

“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.

“Bale is special. He flew to China to do that so I applaud him for that. If Salah does beat my record, it’ll be special. It really is a joy to watch him.” he concluded

Liverpool will be facing Manchester City on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, before facing Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

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