Ian Rush: Q&A

Liverpool’s European Cup winner identifies the traits that mark a truly great striker...

We’re told strikers are instinctive. Does that mean you can’t learn how to score goals?
No. Of course there are always things you can learn, but it’s mainly down to instinct. If you start thinking about what you’re doing, it’s too late – by then the opposition have worked it out and a defender will have the ball. When you’re one-on-one with the keeper you have to stay calm, don’t rush yourself. If you think too much, I can guarantee you’ve lost too much time. Too many things go through your head and you make the wrong decisions.

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