Van Dijk exalts Liverpool’s attacking trident
Liverpool’s central defender Virgil Van Dijk has highlighted on how ruthless the Reds’ front three is and how their phenomenal work together is capable of dreading any defensive line.
Liverpool’s attacking trident, which is formed of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, have contributed to a total of 128 goals in all competitions for the Premier League this season, which puts them among the best offensive trios in Europe, if not the best.
Each of the three players have had his share of goals in Liverpool’s first leg tie against Roma in the Champions League semifinal, with Salah and Firmino netting braces each and Mane scoring a goal.
“They’re so clinical. You don’t need to give them a chance, because they are so lively, so sharp in front of the goal. With giving assists to each other, no-one is selfish – everyone wants to do it for each other,” Van Dijk told The Telegraph.
“The work they put in up front as well is phenomenal. It’s getting a bit under the radar – the work they do defensively. Obviously the goals have been unbelievable, but if you see them working for all of us that helps a lot.”
“It’s a nightmare to play against those three. If you’re a ball-playing centre-back who wants to have the ball, you know those three are going to keep pressing you, not once, twice, but for the whole game. You don’t want to come up against those three.”
The 26-year-old defender had joined Liverpool from Southampton in the preceding January window for record fee of 75M pound, becoming the most expensive defender in the history of the game.
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