Football: Rooney itching to end goal drought in EPL after feat as England's top scorer

 England's Wayne Rooney applauds the fans at the end of their 2-0 win over Switzerland.
England's Wayne Rooney applauds the fans at the end of their 2-0 win over Switzerland.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Wayne Rooney is keen to end his Premier League drought and carry his goal-scoring form for England back to the Premier League.

Manchester United welcome Liverpool on Saturday.

He became England's record scorer on 50 goals when he smashed home a penalty in their 2-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.

But he has not found the net for Manchester United in his last 10 league games, a barren run that stretches back to April 12.

"I am very happy and grateful but 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 said.

"There's no better game to go into than Liverpool at home after losing our last game (2-1 at Swansea City). It is a game we have to win and it's something I'm looking forward to," he added.

"To achieve what I have (by becoming England's top scorer), I would be lying if I said it didn't put a spring in my step and make you want to carry on scoring," Rooney said.

He also scored in the 6-0 win over San Marino that booked England's place in the Euro 2016 finals in France.