Liverpool's front three always score during home league games against Arsenal


Is there a better front three in the world than Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah?

While they're statistically just behind the triumvirates at Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, we're not sure there's a trio that displays such chemistry and combination play as Liverpool's.

The trio are now entering their third season leading the line at Anfield and have played a major role in Jurgen Klopp's men finally breaking out of their silverware drought.

Sure, that inaugural Premier League title has hitherto evaded them, but you get the sense that the floodgates are opening after their Champions League and UEFA Super Cup victories.

The Reds have certainly started the new season with a swagger, defeating Norwich City comprehensively on the opening day before grabbing a vital three points at Southampton.

Liverpool vs Arsenal

Salah opened his account during the former and will be hoping to fight for a third Golden Boot, while Firmino and Mane both scored on the south coast to get their league seasons going.

And next up is the visit of Arsenal, the only other Premier League side with a 100% record, to Anfield.

It would be fair to say that the Gunners have a pretty terrible record on Merseyside, having lost 5-1 twice in the last five years and gone six seasons without a victory there.

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Firmino, Salah and Mane's incredible records

It's no wonder that Unai Emery said in his recent press conference: "For us we don't want to play against Liverpool ever. We'd prefer not to play against them."

What's more, Liverpool's aforementioned front three absolute love hosting Arsenal and a statistic has emerged in the build-up that illustrates the fact perfectly.

That's because Firmino, Mane and Salah have all scored in every single home game they've played against Arsenal since signing for Liverpool in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.

It's a pretty remarkable record and makes you wonder whether the team at Anfield should just set the scoreboard to 3-0 already, such is the apparent inevitability of the front three all scoring.

In another bizarre twist of fate, it's always Firmino who opens the scoring and he started that trend in the 2015-16 season with an early brace in a dramatic 3-3 draw. 


Fast forward a season and, you guessed it, Firmino gave Liverpool the lead before Mane doubled the advantage just seven months on from having scored at the Emirates Stadium on his debut.

And in the 4-0 and 5-1 victories that have come since, the entire front-line of Liverpool, now complete with Salah, have all haunted the Gunners with a goal apiece.

It's something of an uncanny trend and bodes well for anybody betting on Firmino as the first scorer, followed by Salah and Mane shortly after. Sorry Arsenal, but it isn't looking good.

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