The Liverpool front three hit an incredible milestone on Monday evening. The Reds drew 1-1 with Leeds United at Elland Road.
Just about everything to do with actual on-the-pitch football flew under the radar on Monday. Liverpool’s owners made sure of that, of course.
But there was, in fact, a game. Liverpool went to Elland Road and drew 1-1 with Leeds United, giving up a 1-0 lead.
And that 1-0 lead was important, too, as it saw an impressive milestone hit at Liverpool. Sadio Mane got the goal, his first Premier League goal since the end of January.
Front three hit 300
It put him on 94 overall goals for Liverpool. That means the Liverpool front three of Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah now have 300 goals for the Reds.
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Mane has his 94, as mentioned, while Firmino sits on 84. Salah’s 122 gets them to the 300 mark.
Now, they didn’t hit it as a trio, of course – each player joined one year after the other. Firmino arrived in 2015, Mane in 2016 and Salah in 2017.
But their combined impact on the club is now 300 goals. It’s a staggering number in six years of football and goes a long way to showing just how impressive they’ve been.
There’s little doubt that all three of them will go down as legendary figures at Anfield. Really, they should go down as legendary figures in football as a whole – certainly as a trio.
300 goals, a Champions League, a Premier League, a Club World Cup.
They’ve achieved incredible things as a combination and it’ll be incredibly difficult to replicate that. After all, they’re all pushing 30 now. Liverpool must think about replacing them somehow.
But in reality, what comes next likely won’t be as good. We’ve been privileged to watch such a wonderful front three at Liverpool. They’re all wonderful players who click together like nothing else.
And at a time of great uncertainty in football, it feels good to recognise something truly fantastic we’ve witnessed over the last few years.