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Former Toon Striker Says Liverpool Players Make Excuses!
Published : 09 Oct 2010 11:59:23
Ok he wasn't at St James' Park for that long, only playing 14 games between 1997 and 1998, but ... ... Ian Rush broke the FA Cup goalscoring record as a Toon player when he scored against Everton and broke Dennis Law's long-time goal tally. Today he put the cat amongst the pigeons when he insisted the current Liverpool players are using the club's off-field issues as an excuse for their poor performances this season. Ian Rush: "It is easy to use that as an excuse but when I played we just got on with the game. "It is easy to criticise when you are not doing well. You can easily blame everyone but we have just got to get behind everyone. "We are all in it together, the owners the management, the players and the supporters. "If we are all fighting against each other it is not working so what we have to do is for everyone to get behind each other and be positive. "People say we are in the bottom three. I look at it and say we are five points from the Champions League [places]. "Two wins and you never know how things might change. That's the way I look at it. "We will come out of this because we just need a bit of confidence and a bit of luck. "If we get that...we are playing Everton in the next game. If we win that one everything will change."