Liverpool’s front-three managed to achieve something new against Crystal Palace. The trio did it as they reached a combined 280 goals for the Reds.
What a performance. Liverpool thrashed Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park with a sensational display that we’ll remember for a long, long time.
And who better to lead the demolition than Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah?
Salah didn’t even start the game and Liverpool were rampant. Mane set up Takumi Minamino for a goal inside the first few minutes.
Then the Senegalese forward got one of his own, receiving a pass in the box from Firmino, and turning to score in a flash.
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Well, Firmino got an assist, so it was his turn for a goal. He started a move with a pass out to Andy Robertson from midfield. Then he got into the box, received the cross back, and tapped home.
Liverpool found a fourth through Jordan Henderson before the really scary thing happened – Salah entered the game.
Within six minutes, he had an assist for Firmino’s second. Within 25 minutes, he’d scored twice.
So Liverpool had seven against Palace and in doing so, the formidable front-three achieved something new.
This was the first time that Salah, Mane and Firmino all managed both a goal and assist in the same Premier League game (per Squawka).
We don’t know what’s more incredible – that they achieved it, or that after three years and 280 goals, they’re still finding new levels to reach.
This is, undoubtedly, an incredible achievement. It shows the complete nature of the trio, able to create goals and score goals at a sensational rate.
We can find ways to give special mentions to all three, too.
Take Mane. This was his first Premier League goal in over two months. It was his first Premier League assist since October 24th. What a display to bounce back with.
Firmino, too, deserves a mention as probably the best player on the pitch. His goals were incredible, as was just about everything he did.
While Salah is the first Liverpool player to achieve three goal contributions as a substitute in the Premier League. He is unbelievable.
So in all, a fantastic game for Liverpool and a magnificent display from a front-three who remain on top of the world.