Liverpool’s front three is unquestionably one of the greatest of the modern era.
Perhaps the only trio to have been more successful than the Reds’ attacking trident was Barcelona’s famous MSN of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are simply world-class, they toy with opposing defences and win most of the big games for Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool have been winning games by slim margins throughout the season, meaning Salah, Mane and Firmino haven’t had to record outrageous goal tallies to get the Reds over the line.
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In fact, Manchester United’s front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have actually scored more times this season in all competitions.
Salah (14), Mane (15) and Firmino (9) have scored 38 goals combined for Liverpool in 2019/20.
Whereas Rashford (19), Martial (11) and Greenwood (9) have managed 39, an impressive tally considering the inferior midfield behind them.
Of course, the importance of the goals from Salah, Mane and Firmino far outweighs their enemy’s.
Liverpool are top of the Premier League table and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League – where they will face Atletico Madrid.
Firmino’s two goals in two games out in Qatar also secured the Club World Cup for the Reds.
However, there’s no doubting that United’s front three is a sign of a brighter future for the Red Devils in the years to come.
Whether that future is under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is highly unlikely, but whoever succeeds the Norwegian has a trio of forwards ready to conquer the world.
As for Liverpool, their front three will lose absolutely no sleep knowing that their goal records are not as eye-catching as expected.
Lifting the Premier League trophy in a few months time will certainly compensate for it!
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- Roberto Firmino
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