After the departure of Philippe Coutinho, all expected that Liverpool might face trouble in the midfield, but thanks to the incredible trio in the front, they never seemed to struggle in the upper half of the field. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp must feel fortunate with his attacking trio that have 63 goals (until Feb) between them so far and show no signs of missing Philippe Coutinho.
Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have been in devastating form till now and have 64% of all the goals scored by Liverpool this season. This ‘fab three’ has also created 17 goals among them. They are the second most potent trident among the top five European leagues, after Paris Saint-Germain’s trio of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar have more goals with a total of 74 so far (until Feb). Though after the departure of PSG out of the Champions League last night and Liverpool’s run to the ‘Round of 8’, the Anfield boys may be topping the list now.
Salah has 30 goals so far (22 in the Premier League, seven in the Champions League and one in the FA Cup) from 36 games. It is his best season in terms of hitting the back of the net and he is in the battle for the Golden Shoe. No Liverpool player has hit 30 goals so quickly since George Allen in 1896.
Where Premier League seems to be done this season due to the massive lead of 16 points by Manchester City, every other clubs are looking to repair their drawbacks in Summer window. This time, Liverpool is showing over conscious to make their midfield perfect. Despite of the arrival of Naby Keita from Leipzig next season, according to the sources, the German manager will also go for the Nice midfielder Jean Seri. Anfield scouts are reported to have been in touch with this 26-year-old since last month.
Liverpool is gonna lose Emre Can to Juventus on a free transfer this Summer and James Milner is also aging, who is used sparingly this campaign.
Manchester United were the frontman who showed interest in this Ivory Coast midfielder, but Jose Mourinho is also aware that this 5 foot 6 inch guy may lack the physicality to play in England. Seri is rated £32m, and clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United are after him.
His gaming style has been linked with Chelsea star N’Golo Kante in past and successfully has impressed the Anfield scouts. They were in the field when Nice beat Lille on Friday night and a summer bid could well be on the horizon.
Liverpool are in the third position in the Premier League with 60 points, two points behind Manchester United, who are in the second position now. The have comfortably surpassed the Round of 16 of Champions League, where they ended the second leg last night with an aggregate of 5-0 lead. They will face Manchester United on the 10th this month, which is expected to gonna be the decider match of the second position. If Liverpool can win the match, they will have a serious chance to clinch the second position in Premier League.