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