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23rd Nov 2015

Former Liverpool striker is “hurt” his record is not mentioned alongside Jamie Vardy’s

Kevin Beirne

Former Liverpool frontman John Aldridge admits that he is “hurt” when his name is not mentioned in the same breath as Jamie Vardy and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Back in 1987, the former Republic of Ireland international also scored in 10 consecutive league games – but he feels that his achievement is being ignored as it happened back when the Premier League was still just Division One.

Speaking to The Times, Aldridge said: “It does hurt that my record hasn’t been talked about. Not because it belongs to me, but it symbolised everything that was great about that Liverpool team.

“We were full of goals. That team was a centre forward’s dream. With the players I had around me, I’d be gutted if I failed to score even if we won. I had Peter Beardsley just behind me, John Barnes on the left flank and either Craig Johnston or Ray Houghton on the right.”

That’s all well and good, John, but try doing it with Marc Albrighton playing behind you.

John Aldridge of Liverpool