Asmir Begovic baffles Liverpool fans with comments about Salah, Mane & Firmino

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A lot has been said about the trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The three Liverpool players have formed one of the best, if not the best attacking trio in world football over the past year.

They combined for an incredible 91 goals in all competitions last season, with Salah netting 44, Firmino scoring 27 and Mane getting 20.

And they have continued that form going into the new season, with the trio combining for eight goals in their opening five Premier League games.

But does an attacking trio come close to their ability in the Premier League?

Asmir Begovic, Bournemouth's goalkeeper, has had his say.

Bournemouth managed to defeat Leicester City 4-2 on the weekend, with Ryan Fraser bagging a brace and Joshua King also finding himself on the scoresheet.

Eddie Howe's side jumped up the 5th and have now scored 10 goals in the league this season; just one less than the mark Liverpool gave achieved.

Salah, Mane and Firmino combined for 91 goals last season

And Begovic stated after the victory that Fraser, King and Callum Wilson form an attacking partnership that can match that of Liverpool's.

"Our front three are as good as anyone in the league," he said, per the Daily Mail.  "We are a very attacking team, we want to attack and score goals.

"They are up there with Liverpool’s front three when they are on form. The way we play suits them. They have a great understanding and long may it continue."

That's rather high praise indeed. It's good to see him having confidence in his attacking players, but it's a rather bold statement to make.

Ryan Fraser scored twice for Bournemouth against Leicester

Wilson, Fraser and King are form a great front three - that cannot be disputed.

But to say they are up there with Liverpool's trio, who scored 91 goals last season, including 30 in the Champions League, is just ludicrous.

Understandably, Liverpool fans have reacted to Begovic's comments and many are baffled by his opinion.

Sadio Mane
Ryan Fraser
Joshua King
Roberto Firmino
Mohamed Salah
Callum Wilson
Eddie Howe
Asmir Begovic

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