Football history is replete with exploits from former Barcelona’s MSN (Messi, Suarez & Neymar), Real Madrid’s BBC (Bale, Benzema & Cristiano) and Paris Saint-Germain’s MCN (Mbappe, Cavani & Neymar) but the current forward line at Liverpool have been a game-changer.
The trident of the moment is called the MSF and they’re Sadio Mane, Roberto Fermino and Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool become the first side in #UCL history to have 3⃣ different players on at least 8⃣ goals within a single season:
Mohammed Salah (10)
Sadio Mane (8)
Roberto Firmino (8)
— Liverpool FC News (@LIVERPO0L_NEWS) April 24, 2018
Ripping apart opposition in England and Europe has been quite an easy feat for the Liverpool strikers who, again, showed their threat as they tormented the Roma defence in a 5-2 drubbing.
Liverpool won their Italian counterparts at home but that memorable Champions League semi final tie wasn’t the only take-away.
The Reds have, by this scoreline, equaled BBC’s record 28 goals scored (Ronaldo 17, Bale 6, Benzema 5) in the 2013/14 season and beaten the 27 by the MSN (Messi 10, Neymar 10 and Suarez 7) in 2014/15.
— Mpumelelo Shabalala (@MpumieShabba) April 24, 2018
— Taz Bwakura (@tazkkl68) April 24, 2018
Liverpool are the first team to have three of its players score eight or more goals in the same edition of the Champions League, with Salah and Firmino on ten and Mane with eight.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is the only Liverpool player to have scored in the knock-out stage apart from the MSF.