We’d like to think Liverpool’s magical front three are somewhere close to rekindling the kind of on-field understanding that saw Jurgen Klopp’s side fighting for top spot in the Premier League at one point.
Roberto Firmino has outlined his deadly and almost telepathic relationship with Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane and believes this can help the Reds secure Champions Leagues football.
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce, he said: “Sadio and Philippe are exceptional players and quite unique in their ways.”
“He [Coutinho] is a fine player who has a great number of qualities and we are really happy to see him in the team for the run in to the end of the season.”
“With excellent players like that I know what they are going to do before they get the ball.”
“We will all carry on giving our absolute all to keep improving and being the best that we can be.”
“The objective of the season is to finish in the top four to be able to play in the Champions League.”
Firmino’s performances suggest he thrives off of both Coutinho and Mane playing well either side of him. It seemingly gives him a greater purpose and the confidence that his movement and use of the ball will be rewarded.
All three have to be at the top of their game between now and the end of the season in order to replicate Liverpool’s early season form and drive this club to a top four spot.
Neither can rely on the other and it is up to each one of them to chip in with the goals and assists. The emphatic win against Tottenham should have raised the bar but that came to no avail. Last weekend’s win over Arsenal, however, has to have set the tone for how the trio and their teammates will perform during the remainder of their games.