There have been some famous offensive triples in the history of football. The rivalry between Barça’s MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) and Real Madrid’s BBC (Bale-Benzema-Cristiano Ronaldo) has inflamed Europe over the last decade. It had ended in 2017 when Neymar had chosen to leave Barça for PSG. The same year, Mo Salah rejoined Liverpool. There is no doubt about it then, but the trio that the Egyptian had already completed with Sadio Mané (arrived in 2016) and Roberto Firmino (arrived in 2015) also allowed him to mark the Old Continent with his imprint.
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The numbers are already remarkable. Of those three, the Egyptian (156 goals), the Senegalese (120 goals) and the Brazilian (98 goals) share the baggage of 374 goals for the Reds. But statistics only symbolize the trio’s impact on their return to the Liverpool summit. The inseparable title of European champion won by the Reds in 2019, the first for the Mersey club since the magic night of Istanbul in 2005. It is all the more of the title of champion d’Angleterre enlevé en 2020. A trophy that Liverpool have won for 30 years.
He will stay as long as this trio
Two titles that do nothing at random. That is why concrétiser cette régularité qui replace Liverpool or tout premier plan. The Reds, systematically on the Premier League podium these last three years, but also three -time Champions League finalists in the last five editions, have marked an increasingly rich history with the success of the Mersey club. A legendary page that doesn’t do everything to the Salah-Mané-Firmino trio. Other individualities were as important as Virgil van Dijk in particular. Jürgen Klopp remains the indispensable architect. But Liverpool wouldn’t have written it if they hadn’t had these three strikers to make so many matches in favor of the Reds.
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Of this trio, there will remain not only numbers, a palm tree and a glorious period of a mythical club. There will also be a style, an idea of football construed by Klopp. I can no longer use the grand-monde for the parier of Firmino, Mané and Salah allaient ensemble dominer l’Angleterre and l’Europe and the order of Hoffenheim, of Southampton and of Rome has not yet arrived. Klopp actually made a magical, ultra-complementary triple, where each enjoyed the other without ever denying his or her own style. C’est le succès d’une stratégie à laquelle Liverpool at walang katapusan ng s’attacher.
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His recruitment signals firsthand the anticipation capacity of the Mersey club. He would not have forcibly consented to this heavy investment without the perspective of the departure of Mané. The Senegalese are always closer to joining Bayern Munich. His arrival in Bavaria is clear day by day, although there is still an agreement to be found between Liverpool and the Bavarian club. This is, a priori, the meaning of history. The officialization of his probable transfer will only come to an end with the Reds. And the beginning of a new era that Liverpool hope for all too glorious.
A revolution in offensive animation
But Nuñez’s arrival also involves a technical revolution in the form of a revolution for Liverpool. Firmino was in addition a facilitator, a forerunner destined to make Salah shine at Mané with his creativity and his faculty to free up spaces, which was a real blow to the soul. Mané, often lined up at the top this season, also enrolls in a totally different record, all in speed and percussion. Nuñez, he is a nine at the same time modern and classic, a surface player endowed with individual qualities that also offer him the perspective of creating his own occasions. His profile considerably changes the face of the Reds ’offensive animation.
Sure, Salah is always there. The Egyptian remains the absolute icon of Liverpool. Until when? The whole question, as far as the future of the idol of the red people, at the end of a contract in a year, is still uncertain. Liverpool has already changed its mind. The irresistible passing of Luis Diaz, won by Klopp in the Champions League final, is already in that sense. The recrutement of Darwin Nuñez, and the départ de Mané attendant, will no longer have to supplement the tournant pris par Liverpool. The glorious era of this magical trio is revolutionary. But the Reds could have other goodies ahead of them the next day.
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