Liverpool trio better than Suarez attack, according to Gerrard

Liverpool’s attacking trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have been devastating defences this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s attacking force have scored 63 goals between them in all competitions following Wednesday night’s 5-0 hammering of Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

Mane nabbed a hat-trick in Portugal, while Salah and Firmino also got on the scoresheet.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has made an interesting observation about the trio compared to the club’s old attack of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

Suarez, who now plies his trade at Barcelona, was the standout star in Brendan Rodgers’s team.

Along with Sturridge and Sterling, the trio netted 65 goals between them, but 31 of them came from the Uruguayan in the 2013-14 season when Liverpool came close to winning the Premier League title.

During BT Sport’s live coverage of the Reds’ tie against Porto, Gerrard claimed that the team’s current attack has a better “blend” than the one that Suarez boasted.

“Both are excellent. What I would say about the comparisons between Suarez and this current team is that there is a better blend here.

“With Mane you have the pace and directness, with Firmino you have the touch and hold-up play and securing the ball, and then you have Salah that gives you a bit of both and delivers goals. The blend is superb.”