Position: Centre forward
Age at time of signing: 18
Signed from: Chester, April 1980
Transfer fee: £300,000
Top-flight goals (appearances): 229 (469)
Career goals (appearances): 346 (660)
Team honours: League title (5): 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990; FA Cup (3): 1986, 1989, 1992; League Cup (5): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995; European Cup (2): 1981, 1984
Individual honours: PFA Player of the Year (1): 1984; FAW Player of the Year (1): 1984; European Golden Shoe (1): 1984
Subsequent clubs: Leeds United, Newcastle United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic FC
What is there to say that has not already been said about Liverpool’s greatest all-time goalscorer, who netted a remarkable 346 strikes for the Reds in just 660 matches across his two spells at Anfield?
His partnership up front with Kenny Dalglish, the archetypal little-and-large combination with the Scot playing in the “hole”, supplying the bullets for Rush to clinically shoot down the opposition, is perhaps the deadliest strike force the English game has ever seen.
However, the Wales international was far from simply a penalty-box operator, having the ability to score all kinds of different goals, including tap-ins, headers and long-range strikes.
And Rush also played a crucial role in Liverpool’s success by being one of the first strikers in the modern game to start a team’s defending from the front, as he would use his extreme pace to hassle and hurry the opposition back four when trying to start attacks from the back.