Marca writer David G. Medina assesses Liverpool’s front trio who have already scored 29 Champions League goals so far this season.
The trident formed by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino has led Liverpool to the final in Kiev. Along the way they have thrashed Porto, Manchester City and Roma, as well as Sevilla, Maribor and Spartak Moscow. A gale force of goals that will be the main threat to Real Madrid in their quest to lift the thirteenth European Cup in their history.’
‘Zinedine Zidane knows that deactivating the three standard-bearers of Jurgen Klopp’s offensive football will make it easier for him to reach glory in the form of his third straight Champions League title as a coach.’
‘However, you only need to review the numbers of the Reds’ front three to value their exceptional participation in the current edition of the tournament. Although Salah, 10 goals, takes the headlines with exhibitions like the one he gave to Roma at Anfield, both Firmino, another 10 goals, and Mane, nine, have had a superb competition.’
‘So much so, that their 29 goals elevate them as the most effective trident in the history of the competition. They still have the 90 minutes of the final to play, but they have already surpassed the two great contemporary forward lines of Madrid’s BBC and Barcelona’s MSN.’
Will Real Madrid be able to stop Liverpool’s attack?