On this day in 1980 Ian Rush made his Liverpool debut.
Just 19-years-old at the time, Paisley gave the Weslhman his first outing in a red shirt in a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town as Rush acted as a replacement for the injured Kenny Dalglish. It took time for Rush to open his account at Liverpool and it was not until September 1981 he would score his first for the club in a 7-0 win over Finnish side Oulun Palloseura in the European Cup. From there, however, the floodgates were opened and the goals began flowing and by the end of the 1981/82 season Rush had notched a total of 30 goals in all competitions.
Having established himself as an integral part of the dominant super-team of the 80’s, Rush earned a reputation for himself as one of the best strikers in the world as the Weslhman helped Liverpool to win numerous trophies during his time at Anfield. Winning a total of 18 club honours in his 15 years at the club, Rush parted ways with Liverpool in 1996 having scored a total of 346 goals in 660 games for the Reds, a total that still remains a club record.