Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have scored 16 goals in their last six games (Picture: Getty)Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says the club’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane probably form Europe’s deadliest attack.
All three were on the scoresheet during Liverpool’s 4-1 win over West Ham United at Anfield at the weekend, meaning the trio have now scored an impressive 16 times in the Reds’ last six fixtures.
League goals by Liverpool’s front three this season
Mohamed Salah – 23
Roberto Firmino – 13
Sadio Mane – 7
‘It’s frightening,’ Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool’s official website. ‘There won’t be too many trios in Europe that can muster up those sorts of numbers.’
‘They’ve been brilliant for us in front of goal, but defensively as well they know their jobs, they work really hard and they’re really good, honest lads and good to be around.
‘They’re the type of lads that you really want to see succeed and do well, and you want to do everything you can to help them to achieve their goals and ultimately to help the team achieve all of our goals.’
Following his summer move from Arsenal, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been deployed behind the attacking trio by Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
Oxlade-Chamberlain says his role in the team is made easier by Liverpool’s front three (Picture: Getty)The England international says the movement and flexibility of Liverpool’s forwards makes it easy for him to create chances behind them, while the attacking players’ defensive efforts also help the entire team function effectively from back to front.
‘Bobby is such a quality striker, especially in our team – he fits the team so well,’ he continued.
‘We’ve got Danny Ings and Dom Solanke that do it really well as well, defending from the front. They all work hard. Bobby is one of the best I’ve seen at winning the ball back from the front; he presses people from their blind side and they don’t know he’s coming and he wins it back.
‘He’s really good at dropping in as well; he can play as a false nine where he is not always so high, he drops in, comes short for the ball and that opens up the space for Mo and Sadio to run in behind.
‘The three of them work really well and when they’re playing the way they can, when Bobby is coming deep and the other two are running in behind, it gives you so many options to play in behind or to feet to link up with them.
‘When they’re on song, there is no three you’d rather have in front of you.’
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