As chance would have it, the period in which the Reds had the incredible front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah has lasted for exactly half a decade.
Who is Liverpool’s greatest number 10 as Sadio Mane makes a strong case for the best ever? The curtain has come down on a remarkable five years in the history of Liverpool Football Club.
The latter, the final prong in Liverpool’s sharpest ever trident, joined the club on June 22, 2017 and Mane has been unveiled as a Bayern Munich player on the fifth anniversary of his fellow African forward signing for the Reds.
But irrespective of the dates aligning perfectly, the end of their partnership is a sad moment for the club.
Thanks to an incident which occurred during a 3-0 win at Burnley early in the 2019/20 season, there have been tiresome rumours that Mane and Salah do not get along, or that the Egyptian is selfish and doesn’t pass to the former Southampton man. The truth, unsurprisingly, could hardly be more different.
Perhaps the idea began because Salah did not set up a goal for Mane until their 20th match together, a thrilling 4-3 victory over Manchester City.
But he’s more than made up for it since, amassing 17 assists for the Reds’ No.10, more than he has provided to any other player, at a rate of one every 13 matches in which they’ve both appeared.
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