Mohamed Salah took his goal tally to 40, whereas Firmino and Sadio Mane also found themselves on the scoresheet
Gone are the days when people used to talk about Real Madrid BBC and Barcelona’s MSN trio. It’s a new era and everybody talks about Liverpool’s fearsome trio of Mohamed Salah, Firmino, and Sadio Mane. They combine together so well that every opposition facing Liverpool talks only about their attacking trio. The fearsome trio was once again on the scoresheet as Liverpool defeated Bournemouth 3-0.
Mane, Firmino and Salah = 82 goals this season. ??? pic.twitter.com/ukqERxliRG
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 14, 2018
Reds’ fearsome trio still hasn’t got an officially abbreviated name, but I would like to call them FMS (Firmino, Mane, Salah). FMS trio found themselves on the scoresheet to make the scoreline more convincing which was lacking in their absence against Everton in Merseyside derby.
Liverpool played a 0-0 dull draw against Everton in absence of their attacking trio. Jurgen Klopp had in his mind Uefa Champions League midweek game against Manchester City. He gave rest to his key players against Toffees.
Now knowing that they are already in Uefa Champions League final with their 5-1 aggregate victory over City, Klopp had his first playing XI ready to make a statement in Premier League as well.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the Reds with his 7th-minute strike. Senegal forward strike also made him the highest scoring Senegalese player in Premier League. Mane scored his 44th Premier League to overtake Demba Ba’s 43 goals scored during his time spent in Premier League.
40 – @22mosalah has become only the third different player in Liverpool history to score 40+ goals in all competitions in a single season after Roger Hunt (1961-62) and Ian Rush (1983-84 and 1986-87). Unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/0IrUc8Wmio
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 14, 2018
Salah continuing his goalscoring run found the net in 69th minute. It took his goal to 40 this season and 30th in the league. Egyptian Messi once again leads in the race for European Golden Shoe award as Messi (29) failed to score against Valencia.
Firmino also found the net second game in a row as he scored Liverpool’s third in the 89th minute. Brazilian wrapped up the scoring as Liverpool solidify their position at third on Premier League points table. However, Tottenham Hotspur can challenge them with a victory over league leader Manchester City later tonight.