Comparing Liverpool’s front three with the best attacks in Europe

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Liverpool's front three of Mohamed Salah (left), Diogo Jota (centre) and Sadio Mane (right)

Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota have been in great form this season – but how do they compare to the best attacks in Europe?

Salah has somehow managed to take his game to yet another level this season, establishing himself as one the best payers in the world.

Mane, who recently won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, has managed to rediscover his best form this season but now faces more competition from new signing Luis Diaz.

Jota enjoyed an impressive debut season at Liverpool in 2020-21 and has now managed to move ahead of Roberto Firmino in the pecking order.

Using stats from Whoscored – using league stats only – we’ve compared the trio to some of the best front threes across Europe this season.

Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Mo Salah

Goals: 43 (2nd)
Assists: 12 (Joint 5th)
Chances created: 110 (5th)
Shots: 245 (2nd)
Tackles: 62 (3rd)
Interceptions: 18 (6th)

Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi

Goals: 20 (7th)
Assists: 23 (2nd)
Chances created: 124 (2nd)
Shots: 151 (6th)
Tackles: 26 (9th)
Interceptions: 9 (9th)

Leroy Sane, Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry

Goals: 45 (1st)
Assists: 12 (Joint 5th)
Chances created: 112 (4th)
Shots: 255 (1st)
Tackles: 67 (Joint 1st)
Interceptions: 25 (Joint 2nd)

Vinicius, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio

Goals: 41 (3rd)
Assists: 16 (3rd)
Chances created: 115 (3rd)
Shots: 202 (Joint 3rd)
Tackles: 54 (4th)
Interceptions: 16 (7th)

Vinicius Jr of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring v Valencia. Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on January 8, 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

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Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez

Goals: 27 (5th)
Assists: 8 (9th)
Chances created: 89 (8th)
Shots: 137 (7th)
Tackles: 35 (8th)
Interceptions: 25 (Joint 2nd)

Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz

Goals: 18 (8th)
Assists: 9 (8th)
Chances created: 62 (9th)
Shots: 110 (9th)
Tackles: 42 (6th)
Interceptions: 14 (8th)

Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura

Goals: 23 (6th)
Assists: 12 (Joint 5th)
Chances created: 102 (6th)
Shots: 171 (5th)
Tackles: 41 (7th)
Interceptions: 24 (4th)

Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka

Goals: 16 (9th)
Assists: 14 (4th)
Chances created: 91 (7th)
Shots: 126 (8th)
Tackles: 67 (Joint 1st)
Interceptions: 27 (1st)

Dusan Tadic, Sebastian Haller, Antony

Goals: 33 (4th)
Assists: 25 (1st)
Chances created: 176 (1st)
Shots: 202 (Joint 3rd)
Tackles: 48 (5th)
Interceptions: 23 (5th)

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