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Thursday, August 18 – 1988
Ian Rush sensationally come back to Liverpool from Juventus last night for a British record fee of £2,8 million. The shock return of the homesick Welsh goalscorer smashes the ambitions of Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton.

The Goodison Park club were understood to be poised for a massive move for Rush, despite manager Colin Harvey#s £4,3 million summer outlay on new players.

Rush wore a black Italian designer suit with red zip-up casual shirt for his grand Anfield re-entrance, 15 months after his £3,2 million transfer to Turin.

Ian Rush

“The first I knew about coming back here was a telephone call from Juventus last weekend … and the next thing it was all over,” he said.

“I have had a year’s valuable experience in Italy, and I hope it had made me a better player.
“Until last Saturday, I thought I would be playing in Italy this…

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