Former Red Danny Murphy believes that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will eventually depart Anfield.

Salah, who signed for Liverpool from Roma for a fee of £39 million back in the summer of 2017, has been sensational for the Anfield club.

The Egyptian international has been one of the key reasons why the club have claimed the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup within the past eight months.

He has also helped propel Liverpool to a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League table this season.

However, despite Salah being a key figure at Liverpool, Murphy believes that the Egyptian international will eventually leave.

Murphy told talkSPORT: “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.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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“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.”

Murphy added: “Everybody leaves in the end.”

Leaving Liverpool would have to be one of the poorer decisions that Salah could make. He is loved by the Anfield faithful, and he is very much the main man.

He would simply be another player at a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona. Sure, players have left in the past, but a lot of that has been down to the Reds not challenging for the major honours. That is no longer the case.

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