Mohamed Salah has proved once again why he's irreplaceable

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Mohamed Salah's name on the scoresheet.

Once again, Liverpool's 'Egyptian King' proved the difference as the Reds battled to a Merseyside derby win in Saturday's early kick-off.

For 75 minutes, Jurgen Klopp's side had struggled to break down a stubborn Everton back-line, only mustering a handful of decent first-half chances before struggling to create anything of note after the break.

However, 15 minutes from time, Liverpool were handed a reprieve when Craig Pawson pointed to the spot for a Michael Keane handball in the area.

Salah stepped up and fired home to give the Reds an elusive lead, continuing his campaign against those who've doubted his penalty-taking abilities in recent times.

Then, in stoppage time, Salah finished off a Darwin Nunez-driven counter-attack to seal the points, taking Liverpool (at least temporarily) to the top of the table.

A brace in the derby. Standard stuff for Mo.

However, it has to be said - his display against Everton was far from his best.

Up against Vitaliy Mykolenko, he lost many of his one-on-one battles down that right hand side, being dispossessed far more than he would've cared for.

In the first-half, he was arguably Liverpool's least threatening winger, with much of the attacking impetus coming down the other side of the pitch through Luis Diaz.

Yet, once again, he's ended the game as the difference between the two teams.

This is something that Liverpool fans have become accustomed to over the past six years - even when Salah isn't performing to his best, he still finds a way of getting in the right positions and taking those chances that go on to define games, and in some cases seasons.

To win games, you've got to score goals - and Mohamed Salah is a born goalscorer.

He's single-handedly gotten Liverpool out of dark positions on countless occasions, and that ability to come in clutch just when his team needs him will be all but impossible to replace.

With a big-money move to Saudi Arabia looking on the horizon for next summer, it does appear that Salah's Anfield stopwatch is about to run out.

Many names have been touted as the 31-year-old's successor - Jarred Bowen, Johan Bakayoko, and most recently Leroy Sane. All players with different qualities that could add a fresh dimension to this Liverpool side.

However, to call them 'replacements' for Salah would be foolish. There isn't one player on the planet that can do what Salah has done for Liverpool, so consistently for the last six seasons.

What Klopp and FSG will be searching for will be an alternative. A new player that won't bring what Salah brought to the table, but will instead bring something different, hopefully ushering in a new era for Liverpool's front-line.

That, however, it a problem for next year, for next season.

For now, let's just enjoy the goal machine that we've got at our disposal, and appreciate him while we can.

And with seven goals in nine Premier League appearances, Salah looks destined for yet another goal-laden campaign.

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