Speaking to the club’s official website, Jurgen Klopp hailed the defensive and attacking contributions of his 61-goal front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The trio has established itself as one of the most fearsome front-lines in all of Europe over the last two seasons.

Klopp said: “I have to say, the three up front in such a difficult game, what they worked again, what they did – everybody worked, of course, like crazy – but in a game like this, the defensive attitude of our three up front, that was outstanding.”

The work rate of Liverpool’s wide players is phenomenal and is what sets them apart from other elite forwards.

Sadio Mane

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Beyond Salah and Mane up front, it’s Liverpool’s fullbacks that are incredibly important.

If it weren’t for Robertson and Trent bombing forward constantly, the Reds would not be as menacing as they are.


Between them, they have assisted 21 goals this season and, without a number 10 regularly creating goals, they carry the burden of creating chances for the forwards.

Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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The only two defenders in the Premier League that have more than six assists this season both play for Liverpool.

Their performances this season are not just significant because they play for the Reds but because they are raising the bar for other attacking fullbacks in the Premier League.

Trent has a lot of room to improve defensively but his attacking play is almost unmatched by other right backs in England and he is just 20 years of age.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

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If Liverpool win the Premier League this season, it will mean a lot to the Academy graduate especially as he will be the first Scouser to win a league title for almost 30 years.

The club’s new slogan “this means more” has taken on several different personal meanings for several players in the squad and the same can definitely be said for the West Derby youngster.

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