After scoring well over 200 goals for Liverpool, Ian Rush knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a striking success at Anfield, and the form of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll has given the Welshman reason to believe the pair can replicate his own impact on Merseyside.
During two spells with the Reds, Rush achieved legendary status for his prowess in front of goal, helping the club to win five league titles, three FA Cups, five League Cups and the European Cup in 1984.
At the back-end of last season, the combination of Suarez and Carroll led to many tipping Liverpool for similar success this season, and Rush is quick to echo those sentiments.
"I think if they can gel, which they should be able to, the partnership between Carroll and Suarez could be a really big thing," said Rush whose partnership with Kenny Dalglish is still revered on Merseyside.
Before that Kevin Keegan and John Toshack ruled the roost, and Rush says of the modern-day double act: “I've watched Andy getting his fitness up to standard on the club's Far East tour and when Suarez gets back from international duty and the two start training together, I'm sure they'll build up a partnership.
"The potential is fantastic. Andy came to us with injuries last season, but in any case your first spell at a club like Liverpool is always an adjustment. People forget that I struggled a bit in my first season. But I've no doubt it will come right for him - and quickly, too."
Despite splashing out £57.7 million during the January transfer window, Kenny Dalglish has refused to hold back this summer, adding four more players as he continues to shape his squad ahead of an assault on the Barclays Premier League title.
Along with goalkeeper Alexander Doni; Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing have joined the ranks at Anfield, and Rush believes the midfield trio can help to assist the form of captain Steven Gerrard.
"One of the best things about when Kenny took over was that - apart from the last two games - we went on a fantastic run. And that was without Steven Gerrard," he added.
"Stevie has now got competition. Fully fit, I'd have him in my side anytime, but I think he'll like the fact that he's going to have to be at the top of his game. It will almost be like having another new signing."
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