Rush: Salah can break my Anfield record

Before joining Liverpool last summer, Salah scored 15 goals in 31 appearances in his last season with AS Roman, and by all standards, he has beaten that personal record, with so much more expected before the season ends in May.

But while Mohamed Salah did flourish at AS Roma scoring 34 goals and assists a further 24 in 83 games, there were questions asked when Liverpool shelled out 42 million to bring the former Chelsea flop back to the Premier League.

All the indications are that the Egypt star is all set to break Rush's 34-year record, but Rush has reminded Salah that personal goals are nothing when there is no silverware in the cabinet.

But former Liverpool star Paul Ince believes that Salah is exactly where he is supposed to be and that the Egyptian worldwide should reject any potential move away.

"I think it's all down to confidence", said Rush, speaking to promote Liverpool Legends' match with Bayern Munich on Saturday.

"Salah has made people forget about Philippe Coutinho and I honestly couldn't see that ever happening".

The Egyptian was not even Jurgen Klopp's primary target in the summer: he instead preferred a move for German winger Julian Brandt.

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Mohamed Salah has continued his brilliant scoring form with a very nice goal against Portugal this evening.

"That's another reason why we have to win trophies - to keep the likes of Salah".

"We won three trophies that season and that's what we've got to start doing now".

Rush netted 47 times in 65 appearances during the 1983/84 campaign, as the Reds won the treble with the European Cup, First Division and League Cup titles.

However, the Mirror reckon Liverpool are fully aware of Real Madrid's interest and are prepared to offer the Egyptian a bumper new deal worth £200,000-a-week to stay on Merseyside.

"You're always looking to improve each season because the opposition will be doing exactly the same. If you can't add one or two things to your make-up, then you're not going to do that".

  • Tabitha Byrd