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Top 10 Liverpool strikers of the Premier League era - #8

Sports Mole's countdown of the top 10 greatest Liverpool strikers from the Premier League era continues with number eight - Ian Rush.

Ian Rush (1992-96)

Ian Rush pictured for Liverpool in 1996© Reuters

Most of Liverpool's greatest ever strikers pre-dated the Premier League era - including the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan, Ian St John, Roger Hunt and many more - and Ian Rush is right up there with the very best.

No player has scored more goals for the club than the Welshman, who plundered 346 across all competitions during two spells at Anfield, and his status as one of the biggest Liverpool legends of all time is secure.

However, this countdown can only be judged on Premier League achievements, and by the time the new competition came along in 1992 Rush's powers were waning a little.

The prolific frontman still played four seasons for Liverpool in the Premier League, but he failed to score more than 14 goals in any of those campaigns, whereas during his first stint at the club that was his lowest league tally in a full term.

Even so, Rush still scored 45 league goals in 130 appearances between 1992 and 1996, when he joined Leeds United to end a Liverpool career which saw him win 18 trophies including five top-flight titles and two European Cups.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs342211164352967
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Everton35147145044649
8Watford34147134949049
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton3499164057-1736
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3497183253-2134
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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