Liverpool FC have had a history of great goalscorers, ranging from Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan, to Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler. However, leading the list of all-time goals for the 18-time English champions is Ian Rush.
In October 1992, Liverpool FC travelled to Old Trafford to play Manchester United and made a blistering start. Don Hutchinson’s deflected effort gave Graeme Souness’ side the lead before a moment of history from Rush made it 2-0. From Ronny Rosenthal’s cutback, Rush smashed the ball into the back of Peter Schmeichel’s net to score his 287th goal for the club, surpassing the tally achieved by the legendary Roger Hunt.
Although Mark Hughes scored twice in the second half to ensure the spoils were shared, it was Rush’s achievement that made the headlines. After the game, he said: “Obviously I am proud and privileged to have beaten the record of a great player like Roger Hunt. He was my father’s hero.”
Rush finished his Liverpool FC career in 1996 having scored 346 goals in 660 appearances across two spells, winning five league championships, five League Cups and the European Cup in 1984.