It has been confirmed that Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be sharing the Premier League’s Golden Boot this season. The trio managed to score a tally of 22 goals in the current campaign that ended on Saturday, with Manchester City once again winning the league title and retaining it under Pep Guardiola.
Though the Reds won their match against Wolves on the night and Mane scored a brace, it was not enough for them to be crowned the champions of England. Brighton failed to get something out of the game at home and lost 4-1 to the Citizens, after the hosts had taken the lead on the night.
With that being said, the only positive on the night was that both Mane and Salah were awarded the Golden Boot award, along with the Arsenal man, as the trio ended the season with 22 goals from a total of 38 matches. The Egyptian had an additional 7 assists, while his team-mate had just the one assist. Aubameyang had five in his tally as well.
This will be a huge boost for the Merseyside outfit heading into the Champions League final against Tottenham at the end of the month. Both managers (Klopp and Pochettino) will be looking to win their first titles with their respective clubs and it will be quite a contest.
The Reds finished in second place this term, while Spurs finished fourth, though they both have won nothing in recent years. City once again dominated the competitions so far, winning the League Cup and the Premier League title.
However, these clubs now have the opportunity to become the champions of Europe and silence their critics, once and for all. Liverpool knocked out favourites Barcelona to advance to the final and Ajax were beaten by the north London giants, in the dying seconds of their second-lie tie.
Both comebacks were memorable ones, but the prize is now on the like at the Bernabeu and the two teams will be fighting it out for the title of being crowned the champions of the continent. The Merseyside outfit have done it before in recent history under Rafa Benitez, though for Tottenham it will just be a miracle and a once in a lifetime moment, if they do manage win.
Liverpool will be blessed by the presence of two Golden Boot winners, who will surely give them the edge over their rivals, who had been missing Harry Kane in recent times due to a long-term injury. The Londoners will be hoping that their star talisman can make a return to the team for this key fixture, though only time will tell whether that actually happens or not.
Meanwhile, the likes of Llorente, Son and Lucas Moura (the hat-trick hero of the previous game) will be expected to produce more of the same, as the fans hope to see their team beat the Kops. Jurgen Klopp too will have a point to prove in this game, as his team have already lost 4 cup finals already and has failed to win the league as well. He will surely want to change that and fast, adding some silverware to his name at Anfield.