LIVERPOOL legend Ian Rush believes Kenny Dalglish has the firepower at his disposal to bring success to Anfield this season.
Rush, who is Liverpool’s all-time record goalscorer, feels the striking quartet of Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt- as well as a fully fit Steven Gerrard- give the Reds various options in attack and the Welshman is confident they can score the goals to lead Liverpool to glory.
In an exclusive interview with Liverpoolfc.tv Rush said: “It’s always pleasing to see so many options – we’ve got four or five strikers who can change a game.
“They’re different options and make Liverpool stronger than last season.
“It was great to see Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy come on to strengthen the team against Everton – and that’s what Liverpool have got this season.
“I think we can go onto better things now with those striking options. If it’s not happening in a game for 60 or 70 minutes, we’ve got two or three options to bring on from the bench.”
He added: “Everyone talks about the aerial threat of Andy, but he scored with his foot against Everton.
“When Andy and Suarez are playing together, I think Suarez can move into space off him. He’s a very good reader of the game and he’s on fire at the moment. He looks eager to play, gives 100 per cent and that’s what supporters want.
“You’ve also got Craig Bellamy with pace. He likes playing on the left and helped make the goal for Carroll on Saturday, and then there’s Dirk Kuyt who is somebody else who gives 100 per cent every game.”
All of Liverpool’s strikers were involved in the 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. Carroll opened the scoring with a smart half volley in the 71st minute before Suarez capitalised on a defensive error to make the score 2-0. Bellamy looked lively down the left hand side and Kuyt hit the post in the last minute of the game having missed a first-half penalty.
For Carroll it was his first goal in the Premier League this season and Rush is convinced there will be many more to come from Liverpool’s record signing.
“We know he is going to score goals, but as a striker it is always nice to get your first goal,” he said. “To get your first league goal of the season against Everton will do his confidence no end of good.
“We know he is a great player and I am looking forward to seeing more goals from him.”
Me too! I look forward to lots of goals this season. Lets start with the next match against the manure!