By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans have started to compare their in-form attacking trio on Twitter with Barcelona superstars, Luis Saurez, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
The three Catalan forwards are widely considered all-time greats and one of the most threatening attacking trios in the recent history of the game.
The Reds’ recorded another emphatic victory as they thrashed Watford 6-1 on Sunday afternoon to send them to the top of the Premier League table.
Sadio Mane scored two as his teammates, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino also got their names on the score-sheet meaning all of Liverpool’s forwards grabbed a goal on the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has had 10 different goalscorers in the Premier League so far after Giorginio Wijnaldum came on as a late substitute to score his first goal for the club.
However, the attacking trio of Mane, Firmino and Coutinho have scored 18 goals in all competitions this season and all three players currently sit in the Premier League’s top 10 goalscorers list.
Mane scored his fifth and sixth league goal against Watford while Coutinho and Firmino added their fifth as Liverpool’s stars dealt a devastating blow on Watford.
The Merseysiders just can’t stop scoring and they have already notched up 30 league goals this season and Sunday’s victory against Watford was the fifth time Liverpool have scored four or more goals against their opponents.
The fluidity of their attacking stars has led to fans making comparisons with Barcelona’s world-class strikers and given their emphatic start to the season, it’s easy to see why.
Suarez, Neymar and Messi have scored a combined total of 20 goals this season just two more than Liverpool’s attacking trio.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
The fact Mané, Coutinho and Firmino's stats are this close to Messi, Suarez and Neymar's really is exciting. pic.twitter.com/fPbSRculwu
— ᴛᴏᴍ (@FutboIFirmino) November 6, 2016
Messi, Suarez, Neymar: 26 goals/assists (BBVA)
Firmino, Mane, Coutinho: 25 goals/assists (PL) pic.twitter.com/3nD26IolOT
— 🇬🇧🇵🇱🇪🇸 (@LFC_Polskanol) November 6, 2016
— Jürgen's Lads (@Vintage_Klopp) November 6, 2016
— Aaqib Aman (@a_aaqib) November 6, 2016
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekkerLFC) November 6, 2016
Messi, Suarez and Neymar have to be the 2nd best front 3 in the world behind Coutinho, Firmino and Mané, surely?
— The LFC View (@LFCView96) November 1, 2016
Rather have Mane,Coutinho and Firmino as my front 3 over Messi,Neymar and Suarez
— Handsome Man Can (@HandsomeManCan) October 31, 2016
Mane, Firmino and Coutinho is probably ahead of Messi, Suarez and Neymar as the best front 3 in world football right now
— Chris Holden (@ChrisHolden_94) October 30, 2016
Just watched best front 3 in world, coutinho, firmino and mane, now to watch second best, neymar, messi and Suarez 😏
— Matt Craven (@MattyC_88) October 29, 2016
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