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Liverpool’s front three show no Mersey at the top of the goalscoring charts

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Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are top of the league when it comes to Premier League strikeforces.

Roberto Firmino (left) and Mohamed Salah (right) have scored 51 goals between them so far this season (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Liverpool’s fearsome front three have been the most prolific goalscoring trio among Premier League teams this season – but the news is much less positive for Arsenal.

After racking up five goals between them in Liverpool’s Champions League victory over Porto on Wednesday, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane can boast a combined tally of 63 in all competitions. By comparison, the Manchester City triumvirate of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have 59.

Arsenal sit sixth in the Premier League table, eight points adrift of the Champions League places, and their lack of reliable goalscorers goes some way to explaining their relative struggles.

Their leading trio of Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud boast just 24 goals between them, putting them eighth. It is a statistic made worse by the fact that the latter two have been sold to rivals Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, while Lacazette is out with a knee injury for up to six weeks.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will hope that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang swiftly moves into their top three after recruiting the prolific striker from Borussia Dortmund last month.

Tottenham sit third thanks mostly to Harry Kane, who has contributed 32 of the 52 goals struck by him, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli, while Manchester United’s trio of Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial have 42.

Liverpool top the Premier League table when it comes to the effectiveness of their front trio
Liverpool top the Premier League table when it comes to the effectiveness of their front trio (PA Graphics)

Press Association Sport has pulled together the statistics, which throw up some surprising talking points.

Harry Kane has scored 41 per cent of Tottenham's goals this season
Harry Kane has scored 41 per cent of Tottenham’s goals this season (Peter Byrne/PA)

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