Liverpool’s majestic front-three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are now arguably the Reds’ greatest-ever attacking unit.
Following Saturday’s 2-1 win at Southampton, Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on the brilliant trio, admitting to LiverpoolFC.com that it is a joy to manage them:
A lot of times in my life I had sensational players always [but] not world-class players. Now, thank God I have them and they make the difference. We don’t have to talk about that.
Sadio Mane, Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah – these guys in the last situation are really outstanding.
They were a constant threat, however tired they are. That’s brilliant and, of course, made the difference. We don’t have to talk about that.
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While it’s easy to be biased towards things that have happened in the recent past, Salah, Mane and Firmino really are a truly great Liverpool forward line.
They wreak havoc on an almost weekly basis, with the trio all complementing one another to perfection.
Firmino is the glue that holds it all together, showcasing his subtle genius, while the devastating pace, unpredictability and goalscoring of Salah and Mane is unplayable at times.
There have, of course, been numerous other great attacking units of the past, whether it be Kevin Keegan and John Toshack, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres or Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
None have been quite as fearsome as Salah, Mane and Firmino, however – every manager in world football must dread the thought of coming up against them.