Mohamed Salah took his tally for a remarkable debut season at Liverpool to 40 goals as Jurgen Klopp's men suffered no after effects from their efforts in reaching the Champions League semi-finals in midweek with a routine 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
The Liverpool faithful will be looking for their talisman to help them to the Champions League final against either two giants of European football, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Rush sets the standard for Liverpool strikers but Salah is aiming to topple the Welshman and score another eight before the end of the campaign - to break the record for most goals in a season (47) that Rush achieved in 1983-84. This was the first time for Salah to be nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year.
The Reds are now third in the table as they bid to try and finish in the top four and secure their place in next season's Champions League.
Although Salah stated he would rather win the Champions League, he still has his eyes on winning both accolades, with Salah admitting that winning the Golden Boot is still on his mind.More news: 7 inmates killed in SC prison violence
"Each goal for me, or for anyone else, is to try to help the team". It (Rush's record) is also very close, it's just seven goals.
"Liverpool then have a home game against Stoke and I would encourage Klopp to rest his front three for that one and have them ready for what will be a hard game at the Stadio Olympico in Rome".
"He could have had a few but he kept going and kept going, and got his goal in the end". I can not lie - it is in my mind. "I am also sure that Tottenham's players try to help Kane, and also Manchester City's try to help Sergio Aguero". You feel they want to support you and want to help you to score goals. That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, we play as 11 players.
Salah's goal, his 30th in the league, not only increased his advantage over Harry Kane in the golden boot race, but also strengthened Liverpool's grip on a top-four finish as they re-established their 10-point cushion over fifth-placed Chelsea.