Liverpool is one of the most decorated English football clubs with a massive fan-following around the globe. The club is supremely popular among staunch football fans in Pakistan, a country where football is gaining more interest among the youth, day by day.
“The English Premier League giant’s legendary former striker and the team’s global sports ambassador, Ian Rush, is all set to visit Pakistan this week during which he will promote football at the grassroots level in the country.”
In a post shared on Twitter, Pak Reds — the official Liverpool supporters club in Pakistan — announced that Ian Rush will attend a screening of the English Premier League clash between Liverpool and Cardiff at the Pak Reds’ headquarters in Lahore on April 21.
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“I’m really looking forward to coming to Pakistan,” Rush said in a video message shared by Pak Reds. “Hopefully it’s going to be an amazing time.”
“Liverpool is currently locked in a mesmerizing two-way battle with Manchester City for the chance to be crowned Premier League Champions for the first time since 1989-90.”
The Liverpool legend added that he was excited about the game and hoped that a win would keep his team on the top of the league table. Liverpool is currently locked in a mesmerizing two-way battle with Manchester City for the chance to be crowned Premier League Champions for the first time since 1989-90.
Rush played for Liverpool from 1980–1987 and 1988–1996. He is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals in all competitions at the club.
On Wednesday, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Mohammad Nafees Zakaria had met Rush prior to his visit to Pakistan.
“During his visit to Pakistan, Rush will also be supporting young aspiring footballers so that they can achieve their full potential in the sport.”
Some stellar work by @PakReds here. The legendary @Ian_Rush9 is coming to Pakistan. Fans can meet The Ghost during the live screening of the Liverpool vs Cardiff clash at 77-G, Model Town, Lahore.https://t.co/kDTabck7XQ
— Samir Yawar (@YawarSamir) April 11, 2019
Zakaria lauded the initiative and said that the talented Pakistani youth could be inspired and engaged in sports such as football at the professional level. The high commissioner assured support to Rush and his team in their endeavors towards promoting sports in Pakistan.
In the past few months, Pakistan has hosted various renowned foreign football stars including Carles Puyol, Ricardo Kaka, Luis Figo, and Nicolas Anelka.