In a message to the Liverpool legend, Diego Maradona asserts an “unstoppable” transfer claim.

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Two of the world’s best footballers of all times, who enriched the game with sensational offensive skills in the 1980s and early 1990s, spoke to Instagram on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the company.

Diego Maradona has claimed that he “would have loved to play alongside the Liverpool legend Ian Rush”.

Ian Rush and Diego Maradona played against each other when Juventus met Naples.

Under his post, the former striker published quotes he had given in an earlier interview about Maradona.

Rush, who with 346 goals for the Reds is the best scorer of all time, has published two pictures of himself and Maradona on the social media website, in which he and Maradona wish each other “happy 60th birthday one of the greatest”.

“He was so good that he didn’t even have to look at the ball, he just watched these tackles fly in and ride on it, manipulating the ball away from danger, it was a joy to watch.

They read: “Diego Maradona was the best player I have ever played against. Juventus beat Napoli at home and I scored a goal, but then we went to Napoli and they beat us 3-1 and I thought he was an absolute genius.

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More than 30,000 people liked the post at the time of writing, and Maradona herself also replied to Rush.

“Napoli wanted to sign me to play with them after the 1983-4 season, but Liverpool didn’t have it.

The Argentinian genius, who lit up the pitch with a ball at his feet, wrote: “I would have loved to play alongside you.

“All my respect and admiration for you, my friend! By the way, I love these pictures.”

“We would have been an unstoppable tandem. Thanks a lot, Ian….

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