Liverpool have recruited former Anfield legend Ian Rush, as they seek to rectify the scoring problems which have contributed to the club’s recent dismal run.

Rush, the club’s all-time leading scorer, is set to join Liverpool’s coaching staff to work with the club’s striking contingent that include England duo Michael Owen and Emile Heskey and Czech international Milan Baros.

“Rush will be at the training ground on a part-time basis to assist with specific training,” said a club spokesman.

“Gerard was instrumental in bringing him back to Anfield and his appointment has been welcomed by the other backroom staff at the club.”

Liverpool have gone 11 Premier League games without a win, scoring only seven goals in a run that has all but ended their chances of winning the title.

Rush, who possesses a Uefa “A” coaching badge, scored 346 goals in 660 games for Liverpool, during the 1980s and 90s.