Liverpool legend Ian Rush would love to see Fernando Torres better his Anfield scoring record.

"I'm hoping he will be the new Ian Rush and I'm sure every Liverpool supporter is hoping the same," said Rush.

"What I have seen so far is that he can cope with the physical side and the pace of the English game which for a foreign player, shows what a bright future he will have here.

"I think he can only get better."

He added: "I am reminded a lot of myself when I see Fernando play, with his pace, movement and awareness around him."