The Welshman is the greatest goalscorer in Liverpool’s history. Ian Rush is in Mauritius for a few days. He arrived on the island yesterday along with his sweetheart, greeted by overjoyed fans at the Plaisance airport.

At Zilwa Attitude hotel today, he talked about his career at Anfield Road and Liverpool FC’s prospects for next season which, he says,  will be “even better”.

The Reds’ local fan club seized upon the occasion to offer the legendary footballer a ship model.

Ian Rush will be at the Hennessy Park Hotel tomorrow evening for the Liverpool-Stoke match.