Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is particularly impressed with Liverpool’s front three and praised their eye-catching partnership that has caused havoc this season.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane form the Reds’ devastating front three and the trio again sparkled in their 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday. Both Salah and Firmino assisted each other at St.Mary’s. The goal took the Egyptian’s tally to 29 goals in all competitions, while his Brazilian’s teammate’s goal was his 20th of the season.
Henry showed praise on the richly talented duo, suggesting there is plenty more to come from the forwards.
“If he flicks it too early, the players will get it but he waits a bit, goes around the ball and flicks it back towards the path of Salah,” Henry said on Sky Sports.
“Some can do it, the likes of Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva, and we saw Chelsea’s goal at Brighton. But when you have two guys on the same level in terms of their brain, that’s what you get.
“They do [look like they enjoy being on the pitch together]. Obviously it helps when we saw what we saw today, they combine a lot. Salah knows that Firmino is going to drop and he can run in behind, when he gives him the ball, he usually knows that he will receive the ball back. They’re hot at the moment.
“Obviously Salah has just arrived so it’s still early between those two but you can see a great partnership developing there.”
Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness echoed Henry’s sentiments, suggesting that both the players’ telepathic understanding could lead the club to the Premier League and silverware in the near future.
“All the teams who win trophies have more than one person that gets into double figures,” Souness added.
“If you’ve got a couple of strikers who can 20 or thereabouts and a few midfield players who can get 10 or thereabouts, it is giving you a chance and Liverpool have that.
“Those two have got an understanding and Firmino has got a football brain. We were talking off-air about what separates the good players from the great players and it is the picture they see – that is Firmino.
“With Salah, he is more explosive, he is a dribbler and he has surprised me. I didn’t think he would get anything like the goals he has got.
“I remember him as a Chelsea player as most of us do, he was good and did he get a fair crack of the whip there? Maybe not but he has been sensational this year. He is the difference in so many games.”
Indeed, it’s a treat to watch our trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane combine and tear apart oppositions. I am sure there is a lot more to come from them.
(Video) Watch Alisson and Roberto Firmino provide hilarious responses in latest “Bezzies”
We had seen a similar video of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk a few weeks ago, and this one was just as brilliant between the Brazilians.
It started with Alisson answering about what Firmino would take along with him to an island, and the answer wasn’t really that surprising.
The forward answered his wife, which our keeper also guessed correctly. For Alisson’s options, the correct answer was barbecue, which Firmino got right too.
The pair were also asked what is their best body feature and which club they made their debuts for.
There were some great questions in between and Firmino confirmed that his favourite Brazilian player was Ronaldinho and not Ronaldo, while for Alisson it was goalkeeper Taffarel.
Our goalkeeper even predicted that Firmino would be a better keeper than his attacking partners Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The pair seem to be in great form and in spirits ahead of our crucial tie against Manchester United on Sunday.
Hopefully, we pull off a win and stay atop the Premier League table as the games keep coming thick and fast.
Liverpool interested in signing £70m-rated Bundesliga powerhouse
The 19-year-old has been on fire for the Bundesliga giants this season and has seven goals and five assists in all competitions.
The German also has a couple of international caps to his name and plays mostly as an attacking midfielder.
The report claims that Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are all “actively” tracking the rising star.
Havertz is rated at £70m (h/t Mirror), and he is the next big thing coming out from the Bundesliga. The 19-year-old was phenomenal last season with three goals and eight assists in the Bundesliga and seems set to break that his record in this campaign.
Liverpool have dipped into the German market several times under Jurgen Klopp, and if anyone would have the inside scoop on the 19-year-old, it has to be our manager due to his spell in the Bundesliga.
The Reds could do with an attacking midfielder in the team as we don’t have someone who can do this role. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be the ideal player for the position but it is unlikely we will see him play any minutes this season due to his injury.
We lead the Premier League and made it into the knockout rounds of the Champions League, and with the right signings, there could be some silverware at Anfield this season.
“It is going to be difficult” – Liverpool star believes Manchester United will be tough opposition
Liverpool play Manchester United in the biggest fixture of the weekend, and the Reds have a sizeable lead over their rivals in the Premier League.
We are 16 points ahead of the Red Devils after just 16 games, and another win will keep us at the top of the table ahead of Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp has never defeated the Red Devils during his Premier League career, and Georginio Wijnaldum spoke about the tie.
The Dutch midfielder believed we would put up a quality performance, claiming United are a good team while having a bit of a dig claiming they go out not to lose games (h/t Mirror):
“It’s a nice game. We’ll try to put in the same performance that we did against Napoli.
“Things can happen, everyone can have a bad season, it does not mean they [United] are not a good team with good players. Last season, with the same players, they finished second.
“They have good players, a good manager, and they know how to manage games and win games – or not to lose games! It is going to be difficult.”
Jose Mourinho always seems to have a plan when playing against Liverpool, whether it was his Chelsea days or his United days.
We long for a win over the Red Devils, and with our team in great spirits, a win at Anfield could be on the books.
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