By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham has highlighted the attacking strength of trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho as pivotal to Liverpool in the build-up to the clash against Manchester United.
The three-man attack has been a regular feature under Jurgen Klopp in the new campaign with the German opting for a 4-3-3 formation.
Higginbotham, who broke through United’s academy and played in the Premier League as a centre-back during his career, identified the Liverpool stars’ ability to cause issues to their great rivals.
“I love watching them,” said Higginbotham to the Sky Sports website. “The way they come short and go long, it’s just constant movement from the players with one or two-touch passes. The movement is exceptional, it really is brilliant. It could be Firmino, it could be Mane or it could be Coutinho as that false nine.
“If Eric Bailly is the one in that situation, for example, it will leave space for Coutinho to get in between the full-back and the centre-half.
“It’s something they have done really, really well this season. It’s very difficult for teams to deal with it.”
The Merseysiders have not had any trouble in front of goal in the new campaign, bagging 18 goals from their first seven Premier League fixtures.
Coutinho and Firmino both have four league goals between them, while Mane sits just behind with three.
The trio have been key to the Reds impressive start, with Liverpool currently sitting in fourth place and two points behind league leaders Manchester City.
They will host their fierce rivals United on Monday at Anfield, with the Red Devils also in good form sat in sixth place.
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