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Not everybody was convinced by Salah's performance in the Merseyside derby..

Journalist has refuted claims Mohamed Salah had a quiet game during Everton win

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It wasn't pretty, but Liverpool secured themselves a massive win against Everton over the weekend.

The Reds were seconds away from losing a lot of momentum with a draw in the Merseyside derby, but had Anfield in raptures when Divock Origi scored a last minute winner.

It took a wild strike from Virgil van Dijk and some questionable goalkeeping from Jordan Pickford, yet Liverpool weren't complaining.

The goal sparked wild celebrations on the bench and one man enjoying the strike from the sidelines was a certain Mohamed Salah.

Salah has been in superb goal-scoring form recent, but didn't have one of his finest afternoons against Everton and was substituted after 75 minutes.

Salah's display vs Everton

Reflecting on the decision as well as the removal of Roberto Firmino, Jurgen Klopp told the media: “Sadio had the standout performance of the three.

"Yes he had the chances and he didn't use them, but he was pretty much not (easy) to defend in one-on-one situations.

"He got better minute by minute. If you see now he is sitting in the dressing room and has a cut on his foot. Twenty minutes from the end he got it, I don't know how it happened but it was a very painful thing."

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Journalist comes to Salah's defence

So, Mane was the player catching the eye of Klopp and there was plenty of fans that thought Salah had something of a 'quiet game.'

However, that assessment might not be wholly accurate and Andrew Beasley has sought to refute that in his column published in the Liverpool Echo on Monday.

It really says a lot about Salah's performance, with Beasley writing: "Sky Sports highlighted at half time that the Egyptian had made the fewest touches for Liverpool, yet it was a case of quality over quantity.

"It was only the fifth time a Liverpool player has created two clear-cut chances in a match this season.

"In fact, while it may not have felt that way, it was actually one of Salah’s most impressive creative performances for the Reds.

"He created four chances in total, a tally he’s only bettered in two of his other 49 league appearances for Liverpool."

A quiet game? No chance.

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That isn't to say Salah had a blinder against Everton, but it goes to show that suggestions the forward had a quiet game take things way too far.

Salah was creating some of Liverpool's best chances throughout the game and by no fault of his own, it look pure luck for the Reds to eventually break the deadlock.

The 26-year-old has been regularly held to his very his standards of last season and sometimes that can be see him unfairly criticised.

Like Beaseley says, though, sometimes it's about quality over quantity.

Do you think Salah had a 'quiet' game against Everton? Have your say in the comments section below.

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