Football is a team game and the collective almost always triumphs over individual talent. Having said that, the game has given us incredible attacking players who have decided innumerable games on their own. There are occasions when one club is blessed with not one, but three players of such quality that they win most matches because of their talent while the rest of the team provides a base for them to flourish.
We have been fortunate to have witnessed such attacking trios across different eras in football. Let's look at five of the top trios of all time at club level.
5. Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah
At the moment, they are the best attacking trio in the world. Having played an important role in delivering the Champions League in 2018-19, they show no signs of slowing down with sights firmly set on winning the elusive Premier League title for Liverpool.
In two full seasons together, they have contributed a combined 227 goals and assists. Klopp's tactics and the team set-up has allowed them to play so well and post such numbers. The balance between the three is beautiful and key to their success while working in tandem.
Sadio Mané plays from the left wing, his pace and power making him almost unplayable on his day. With 60 goal contributions, he has developed greatly since his move from Southampton as his pass to Origi in the 5-2 win over Everton will show.
An eye for a pass and the ability to execute it being added to his repertoire means he is only going to get better. After his 4th place finish in the recent Ballon d'Or vote, it says a great deal when the perception is that he deserved to be on the podium.
Mohamed Salah has contributed 100 goals and assists out of the 227 between the trio. His output is unmatched. A fleet footed winger with pace to burn at AS Roma, he had surprised even the coaching staff at Liverpool with his ability. They have ensured that he's in the right positions to finish moves, using his finishing and speed to great effect.
Roberto Firmino is the most underrated and important piece of the puzzle. His ability to link with the other two combined with his movement and general in-game intelligence is what facilitates such effective attacking play. While he does so much more than provide goals and assists, 67 goal contributions point to his all-round game.
If and when they deliver the Premier League, they will cement their status as one of the best attacking trios of all time.