Former Red Graeme Souness believes that Liverpool’s front three are “very special”.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have all played a huge part in Liverpool getting back to the top in club football.

The front three are a key reason why the club have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in the past nine months.

They have also propelled Liverpool to a 25-point lead at the top of the 2019-20 Premier League table.

As a result of what they have achieved for the club, Souness has described Salah, Firmino and Mane as “very special”.

“Mo Salah might score the most goals but it would be totally wrong to say this side’s attack is just about him,” Souness said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

“He’s one of three very special players. I love watching Roberto Firmino play. A couple of years ago, I likened him to Kenny Dalglish.

“He’s like a big cat walking through the jungle waiting for an opportunity to do damage.

“His radar is on all the time and he’s got a great football brain.

“Whereas Salah and Sadio Mane, they will catch your eye more because they are direct and they score more goals.

“It’s so important to have those players, those goal-getters who can get you 25 in a season.”

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

The forwards have scored 49 goals between them this season in all competitions, which highlights just how well they work as a front three.

I believe they work as a three simply because they all bring something different to the table. Salah is the goalscorer of the three. The Egyptian has scored 20 of the 49 goals between them this season.

Mane brings a bit if everything. He has scored 18 goals this campaign, but he has also registered 12 assists.

Firmino is statistically not as good as Salah or Mane, but he is just as important. He has only scored 11 goals this season for the Reds, but his ability to create goals for his teammates is his greatest strength.

The Brazilian has registered 12 assists this season for Liverpool, which backs that particular statement up.

Souness is correct. Liverpool’s front three are special talents, and I believe this is down to the fact that they are all different.

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