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Club legend Ian Rush reveals what he told Mo Salah prior to signing his new Liverpool contract, issues a new challenge to Egyptian King

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Ian Rush has challenged the No. 11 to beat his record as the club's all-time leading goalscorer.

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Club legend Ian Rush reveals what he told Mo Salah prior to signing his new Liverpool contract, issues a new challenge to Egyptian King

Following the revelation of Mo Salah’s contract extension at Liverpool, Ian Rush has challenged the No. 11 to beat his record as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

The Egyptian King has scored 155 goals in 248 games for the Reds, but he still falls short of the Welshman’s 346 goals in two periods with the club.

The 60-year-old also stated that fans of Jurgen Klopp’s team have every right to be enthusiastic about the next season and predicted that Mo Salah will continue to provide firepower for the Anfield outfit.

“It’s great holding records and all that, but I’ve always said records are there to be broken,” Rush told the ECHO.

“So I’ve actually said to Mo: ‘Go and see if you can break my record now!

“I think it is fantastic news and if he does [break the record], I’ll be the first to congratulate him, but more importantly the first thing is to become a true Liverpool legend. That means being at the club for seven to 10 years.

“It is great that something is finally sorted out and I am made up. It is something all Liverpool supporters wanted to see and now he is staying, I think it is going to be a great three years hopefully for Mo.

“I look at Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United who keeps himself super fit and Mo, who is a lot younger than him [at 30], is doing exactly that too, he is keeping himself fit and he is determined to stay at that level he is at.

“I don’t think his levels will drop, I think he will come back stronger than ever now he has settled [his future]. For Mohamed, my job [as a friend] was to let him know that Liverpool is the best club in the world.

“You look at everything and Manchester City can strengthen with Erling Haaland but Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling may be going. So yes, Sadio Mane is a miss but Darwin Nunez is in now and with Salah, Liverpool will be even stronger now.

“If Nunez can settle in there to replace Mane, as long as there are no injuries, Liverpool look very strong. After last season, winning two trophies – which could have been four – the expectation for Liverpool will be big and I think Jurgen knows that. So to get Nunez and to sign Salah, I think Liverpool have every right to look forward to the new season.”

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