Any football talk will inadvertently bring up the subject of the best frontline ever.
Or the most devastating front three that is. Such as Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Robert Firmino.
Manchester United has an emerging front three too until the virus hit. That’s Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
Barcelona’s very own MSN arguably provides the most stardust. That’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. But the trident was only in full force for three seasons or so.
Now that football is on the pause button, and as this writer stares at the image of the green coronavirus that looks like a jira ticket, three virus-related footballer names spring into mind.
Ismaila Sarr (Sars) plays for Watford, and was the mastermind behind Liverpool’s first league defeat of the season.
The Senegalese midfielder revealed he turned down a move to Barcelona to join Ligue 1 Rennes in 2017.
Jesus Corona (Coronavirus) is under the payroll of FC Porto. The 27-year-old Mexican winger has played for the club for five seasons, and has contributed a handful of goals in every season.
Interestingly, during the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, when he was with Mexican club Monterrey, his surname was not displayed. In its place, he used ‘Jesus C’!
Vicente Iborra (Ebola) is the most famous of the trio, having won three Europa League titles with Sevilla. He is now at Villarreal, having come off a disastrous spell with Leicester City.
Now 32 and once a goal predator, Iborra has gradually developed into a midfield role.
So there you have it, Sarr, Corona and Iborra. Is that the deadliest strikeforce for you?