It became evident months ago that Mohamed Salah hitting the 200-goal milestone was a matter of if rather than when. However, something is striking about seeing the numbers in front of you.

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THE 200 CLUB

Salah has made 30+ goal seasons something we take in our stride. Nevertheless, his relentless rise up the club’s all-time goalscoring list is something worth looking at from time to time.

Only four players in our history had joined the double-century club prior to the weekend. That quartet is Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Gordon Hodgson, and Billy Liddell. Mo is keeping the company of genuine Liverpool greats here. Best yet, he’s doing it right in front of our eyes.

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It took Salah just 327 games to get to goal number 200 for the club. He was cruelly denied the opportunity to do it in a rivalry game but came good in a comeback against Crystal Palace. I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for Man United’s visit on Sunday.

DON’T TAKE HIM FOR GRANTED

Players like Mo don’t come along very often. In fact, there is a chance we may never see another like him in our lifetime. The modern-day obsession with transfers always takes me by surprise because right now we’ve got a handful of players you simply can’t replace.

Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Virgil van Dijk are certainly on that list. You could easily make a case for a couple more. One day we will watch a Liverpool side and love them in the exact same way that we do now. But that side won’t have any of these players in it.

You’ll tell your kids, grandkids, and anyone who will listen. Mo Salah was the greatest goalscorer the club ever had. But you’ll never get the chance to soak up all 200 of these goals the same way you can right now.

He’s still only 31 and by no means as close to the finish line as some will have you believe. We need to cherish what we’ve got. Many forget how much we dreamed of times like these.

I’m not sure he’s quite going to catch up with Ian Rush. However, the fact we’ve even had those sorts of conversations shows just how preposterous his Anfield stay has been. Let’s never take this sort of thing for granted. There are players our rivals hype up to the heavens who aren’t fit to lace his boots and we shouldn’t forget that.

OH, AND WE’RE NEAR THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE! Cheers to 200 Mo!

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