The 29-year-old became the England national team’s record goalscorer this week after netting in both Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland to reach 50 goals for the Three Lions and break Sir Bobby Charlton’s record that had stood for over four decades.
Rooney’s record for his country is stark contrast to his form for the Red Devils as he has now gone 10 games without registering a goal in the league, with his last coming in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford towards the end of the 2014-15 campaign.
Speaking ahead of the huge clash against the Merseyside outfit on Saturday evening, the Red Devils star says he’s is hoping to find the back of the net for the third successive game:
“To achieve what I have, I would be lying if I said it didn’t put a spring in my step and make you want to carry on (scoring),” he said [via talkSPORT].
“I am very happy and grateful, but on Wednesday I go back to Manchester, get back into training and start focusing on Liverpool.”
“Hopefully getting two goals in the last two games will mean I continue scoring,” Rooney added.
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Rooney does hold fond memories of the corresponding fixture from last season as he opened the scoring in a comfortable 3-0 win for the home side.