A STUNNING mural has been unveiled in honour one of Flintshire - and indeed Wales' - greatest footballers.

Ian Rush is known all over the world for being one of the greatest goalscorers of his generation.

The 60-year-old is an icon at Liverpool FC having scored a club-record 346 goals for the Anfield outfit during the 1980's and the 90's.

The talented forward was also the leading goalscorer for Wales (28 goals) for many a year until Gareth Bale came along and broke that record recently. 

Now, Rush's legacy has been given a long-lasting tribute in the city of Liverpool in the form of a briliant mural.

The mural is on Anfield Road, facing Liverpool’s stadium and is just yards away from the murals of two of the club's current stars; Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson. 

Created by street artists MurWalls, it features a close-up of Rush’s face along with another image of his iconic celebration, along with detail about his time at the club.

Rush was born in St Asaph but grew up in Flint along with his four sisters and five brothers.

His footballing talents were first recognised when he was 13 years old and playing for Deeside Primary schools.

His goal-scoring prowess alerted scouts at Liverpool and Manchester United before he eventually went on trials to Burnley, Wrexham and Chester.

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PIC: Ian Rush with the UEFA Champions League trophy.

During his illustrious career, Rush - who is also an MBE and is the uncle of current Liverpool youngster Owen Beck - won countless honours, including 20 in just 15 seasons with Liverpool.

He won five First Division (now Premier League) titles with Liverpool, as well as three FA Cups, five League Cups and even two European Cups.

On a personal level, he was Liverpool's top scorer on eight separate occasions and won the PFA Players Player of the Year and European Golden Boot prizes in a memorable season in 1984.