Liverpool most reliant on Firmino-less front three…

Date published: Friday 19th March 2021 8:53 - Ian Watson

Bayern Munich and Man Utd goalscoring trios

Of Europe’s most prolific front threes, Liverpool are most reliant on theirs. And last season’s City trio can’t get in Pep’s team…

 

Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry are on course to retain their title as the highest-scoring attacking trio in Europe’s big five leagues.

The Bayern stars weighed in 82 goals last season, contributing 58.6% of the Bavarians’ total haul. This season, highlighting their ridiculous consistency, they have scored 58.3% of Bayern’s running total of 96.

Second to Bayern last season was the Manchester City front three of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus with 64 goals. Now you could argue that none of them feature Pep Guardiola’s strongest team. This term, City’s highest scoring trio – Sterling, Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan – have scored the 17th highest combined total.

Despite Liverpool’s struggles, their three highest scorers have combined for the seventh-best total in Europe. This season, though, Roberto Firmino doesn’t feature, with Diogo Jota taking his place. The Reds trio have weighed in with the highest proportion of their team’s total goals of the clubs on this list.

Salah, like Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo, has weighed in with around 38 per cent of his team’s goals. But goalbot Erling Haaland has scored the highest percentage of his team’s total, with his 29 goals of Dortmund’s haul of 68 accounting for 42.6%.


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Here are the highest-scoring trio in Europe’s top five leagues. Numbers include league and European goals…

 

10) Barcelona – 41 goals (54.7 % of team’s total goals)
Lionel Messi – 26 (34.7% of team’s total goals)
Antoine Griezmann – 9 (12%)
Ousmane Dembele – 6 (8%)
Total team goals: 75

9) Atalanta – 41 goals (55.4 %)
Luis Muriel – 19 (25.7%)
Duván Zapata – 12 (16.2%)
Robin Gosens – 10 (13.5%)
Total team goals: 74

8) Borussia Dortmund – 41 goals (60.3 %)
Erling Haaland – 29 (42.6%)
Jadon Sancho – 8 (11.8%)
Raphael Guerreiro – 4 (5.9%)
Total team goals: 68

7) Liverpool – 42 goals (72.4 %)
Mohamed Salah – 22 (37.9%)
Sadio Mane – 10 (17.2%)
Diogo Jota – 10 (17.2%)
Total team goals: 58

6) Manchester United – 44 goals (61.1 %)
Bruno Fernandes – 22 (30.6%)
Marcus Rashford – 16 (22.2%)
Anthony Martial – 6 (8.3%)
Total team goals: 72

5) Inter Milan – 44 goals (64.7%)
Romelu Lukaku – 23 (33.8%)
Lautaro Martínez – 15 (22.1%)
Achraf Hakimi – 6 (8.8%)
Total team goals: 68

4) Tottenham – 49 goals (59.8%)
Harry Kane – 24 (29.3%)
Heung-min Son – 17 (20.7%)
Lucas Moura – 8 (9.7%)
Total team goals: 82

3) Paris Saint-Germain – 50 goals (62.5%)
Kylian Mbappe 24 (30%)
Moise Kean 14 (17.5%)
Neymar 12 (15%)
Total team goals: 80

2) Juventus – 50 goals (71.4%)
Cristiano Ronaldo – 27 (38.6%)
Álvaro Morata – 13 (17.1%)
Federico Chiesa – 10 (14.3%)
Total team goals: 70

1) Bayern Munich – 56 goals (58.3%)
Robert Lewandowski – 37 (38.5%)
Thomas Muller – 11 (11.5%)
Serge Gnabry – 8 (8.3%)
Total team goals: 96

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