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Liverpool legend Danny Murphy has predicted the departure of Mohamed Salah from Anfield, stating: “Everybody leaves in the end.”
The 27-year-old has been in an impressive form again this campaign, as has scored already 16 goals for the Reds, which was his 70th Premier League goal for the club in just 100 games, while he has netted 91 times in 143 games across all competitions.
However, Murphy thinks that the Egyptian superstar will eventually leave the club. Speaking to talkSPORT, he said:
“Everybody leaves in the end. Mo Salah is a unique player. To score this many goals so quickly from that wide position is sensational.
‘To compare him to strikers is difficult because he doesn’t play centrally, but to achieve what he has so quickly from a wide role is a better achievement than what any of the strikers at Liverpool have achieved.
“He’s probably been as good a buy for Liverpool as anyone over the last ten years. I know Luis Suarez was sensational, but Salah’s consistency and his durability as well, he very rarely misses games. And he’s so unassuming, he goes about his business so under the radar. He’s not flash, he doesn’t do any silly provocative celebrations, he just keeps banging in goals.”
Murphy also added:
‘The love for Mo Salah is there – I just think it’s subsided a bit due to [Sadio] Mane’s brilliance this season, and [Roberto] Firmino, too.
“But ultimately when, or if, Mo Salah leaves Liverpool he’s going to be remembered not just because he’s a wonderful goalscorer but because he’s been part of this team that has won the Premier League after 30 years and has won the Champions League.
‘That’s why he’ll be remembered. All the goals only matter if something comes at the end of it.”
Liverpool are set to play this Wednesday, as Champions League continues and they are set to welcome Atletico Madrid.