Player who becomes Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer on this day.

On October 18, 1992, Liverpool FC history was made in Manchester.

Ian Rush wheeled away from Old Trafford with his arms raised, having found the back of the net yet again.

This time, however, things were different.

Rush’s side-footed finish past Peter Schmeichel and the Manchester United defense was his 287th and record-breaking goal for the Reds

As a result, the Welshman surpassed fellow famous striker Roger Hunt to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, as he placed Liverpool two goals ahead of their opponents on the day.

United would ultimately score twice to rescue a 2-2 tie, but nothing could take away the momentous occasion for Rush and his family.

“It was such a great feeling to break the record, especially against Manchester United, who had Peter Schmeichel, a top goalkeeper,” Rush later told

“I knew if I scored, I’d break the record, and the reaction when I did shows how much it meant to me.”

“My father was a huge Liverpool fan, and Roger Hunt was his idol.” So when he watched me smash the record, he burst into tears, making it an even more proud moment.”

Rush would go on to score 346 goals in all competitions throughout his two periods with the Reds, a figure that remains unrivaled for the club.

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