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Liverpool's Front Three Aren't As Prolific As Some Of Their Rivals

Liverpool's Front Three Aren't As Prolific As Some Of Their Rivals

Liverpool's front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah are a huge part of the Reds' current success but they've been overshadowed by other attacks in Europe this season.

There is simply no doubt that the trio of forwards in Jurgen Klopp's team are essential to how they play and make them a particularly difficult side to play against, just look at the Premier League table for proof.

However as good as the trio have been, domestically and in Europe, for the past three seasons, they aren't as high up on the list of goals scored by attacking trios as you'd have thought.

As per Transfermarkt, the three are only 10th when it comes to goals scored this season in the league, domestic cup competitions and continental tournaments.

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Goals for European trios. Image: Transfermarkt
Goals for European trios. Image: Transfermarkt

The Reds' threesome only just make it into the top 10 with Lazio and Inter from Serie A, and Wolves from the Premier League, just one goal behind the European champions top three.

Sides like Lazio, Wolves and Manchester United are all helped by having played in the Europa League, rather than the Champions League, having played an extra round and often coming up against weaker opponents than in the more prestigious competition.

Klopp's trio have also been hit hard by the fact that the club's manic schedule in December and January stopped them from playing too many games in the FA Cup, or Carabao Cup.

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Bayern Munich's incredible front three of Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller lead the way with an impressive 78 goals so far this season.

The trio helped Hanse Flick's side to an eighth league title in-a-row and with the league now over they can concentrate on winning the Treble for their team.

They face Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup final next Saturday and have a last 16 second leg against Chelsea in August but lead 3-0 from the first leg.

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Lewandowski won the Bundesliga top scorer title with 34 goals. Image: PA Images
Lewandowski won the Bundesliga top scorer title with 34 goals. Image: PA Images

Liverpool's record in the league this season, scoring 70 goals with seven games still to go, shows that despite not having quite as prolific a front three as many would have expected they can still spread the goals around.

The stat might even please the manager to a certain degree as it suggests the front three aren't quite as important to how the team plays as previously thought.

There's often been a thought that if one of Mane, Salah or Firmino were to get injured then the Reds' would really suffer but their goals clearly come from all over.

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That being said Klopp will probably want to sign some back up for them in the summer, having already missed out on Timo Werner to Chelsea.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Europa League, Roberto Firmino, Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, European Football

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.