By Alex Taylor
Liverpool started three of their four star players in their third pre-season game against Wigan – and fans of the Meryseyside club have reacted to them together for the first time.
Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino helped Liverpool to beat the Latics 2-0 after goals from Danny Ings and 16-year-old Ben Woodburn settled the game.
Coutinho and Mane featured for just the opening 45 minutes while Firmino played the full 90 minutes of the match.
The attacking trio scored a combined 38 goals last season and provided 27 assists in all competitions, and hit the ground running in the club’s latest preseason outing.
Many Liverpool fans have expressed their delight over the new era of attacking football they believe the trio could bring.
Here are a selection of their views on Twitter:
Firmino, Mane and Coutinho need a forward but promising so far.
— JoHnO (@John24081990) July 17, 2016
Coutinho, Firmino and Mane…. Yeeeeeaaaahhhh
— Entire Design (@EntireDesign_) July 17, 2016
Think we’ll see this front 3 of Mane, Firmino, Coutinho a lot this season but with a main striker in front of them as well. Exciting.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) July 17, 2016
Coutinho, Firmino & Mané is scary.
Add Sturridge to that and it’s a madness.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 17, 2016
Mane, Coutinho and Firmino upfront. Add Studge for the season and Liverpool have one hell of an attack. #lfc
— Max (@Sefendo) July 17, 2016
Few early signs that Firmino , Coutinho and Mane clicking #LFC
— James Lambert (@bongilambert) July 17, 2016
Mane, Coutinho & Firmino? Bring it on Wigan! pic.twitter.com/7BBAjNFL3K
— Leo (@LFCleo_) July 17, 2016
The star forwards are yet to join up with Daniel Sturridge but they have already began the process of developing chemistry and understanding with each other ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are close to wrapping up three new signings, according to a reliable Merseyside journalist.