‘The best’: Paul Merson raves about Liverpool FC’s front three

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson raves about Liverpool FC's front three

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Paul Merson
Arsenal legend Paul Merson (Photo: Sky Sports)

Paul Merson says Liverpool FC have the best front three in world football.

The Reds were 3-1 winners against defending Premier League champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday evening.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah got on the score-sheet as Roberto Firmino was the only member of their front three not to find the net.

The Liverpool FC trio have been a key part of the club’s success over the past year or so.

Jurgen Klopp’s attackers have scored a combined 16 goals in their opening 12 games in the Premier League this term.

Firmino, Mane and Salah played key roles in their Champions League title success last season.

Mane and Salah finished as joint top goal-scorers in the Premier League last season after they finished with 22 goals apiece alongside Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Sky Sports pundit Merson says Liverpool FC have the best front three in the world.

“I do not think they (Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum) are the Fab Three, I think the forwards are the Fab Three,” Merson told Sky Sports. “And you take Virgil van Dijk out of the back four and they are no longer the Fab Four.

“That midfield three of Liverpool is a very good hard-working midfield that play to a way that gives the full-backs a great opportunity to bomb forward. They do so much hard work.

“I can understand they are unsung heroes and I do not think they get the credit they deserve, but they are not the best three midfielders in the world of football.

“You look at the front three and that is the best three as a three in the world of football. That midfield three, in my opinion, is not the best in the world. But they are unsung.

“You could put Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in that midfield and not weaken it, but could you put another (attacking) player in that team and take one of them out and you would not weaken it? No chance.”

Liverpool FC signed Firmino in a £31m deal from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers in 2015.

The German head coach recruited Sadio Mane in a £34m deal from Southampton in 2016 before Salah swapped Rome for Liverpool FC 12 months later.

Liverpool FC are sitting eight points clear of Leicester City and Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League table.

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