Sadio Mane celebrates with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah after scoring for Liverpool. Stamford Bridge, September 2020.

Nine stats behind Salah, Mane and Firmino’s incredible start to 2021-22

After a difficult 2020-21, Liverpool‘s famous front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are now back at their terrifying best.

Some pundits suggested that Jurgen Klopp should have broken up the front three in the summer, but they’ve been made to eat their words.

We’ve taken a look at nine stats that show just how impressive Salah, Mane and Firmino have been in 2021-22.

– The trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane have a combined 22 goals in 1,923 minutes this season, averaging a goal every 83.6 minutes.

– In comparison, Manchester United’s front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho have scored nine goals in 1,859 minutes.

– The Liverpool front three have also scored 16 Premier League goals this season. None of the other 19 Premier League clubs have managed more than that in 2021-22.

– Only Karim Benzema (16) and Erling Haaland (12) have more direct goal contributions in Europe’s big five leagues than Salah (11) in 2021-22.

– Salah is enjoying his best-ever start to a season with Liverpool, registering 10 goals and four assists in 14 appearances in all competitions.

– The Egypt international can’t stop scoring and has scored in eight games in a row for the first time in his Liverpool career.

– Firmino has now netted four Premier League away goals this season, which is as many as Manchester United and Manchester City have scored.

– After scoring just nine goals in 48 games last season, Firmino is averaging a goal every 39.6 minutes for Liverpool in 2021-22.

– Only Salah and Jamie Vardy have scored more Premier League goals than Mane (5) in 2021-22.

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