Date published: Wednesday 28th November 2018 1:03

keeper Gianluigi Buffon believes the front three he will face tonight are the best in world football.

The 40-year-old stopper, who only signed for in the summer, knows just how difficult it will be for to keep ’s front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah at bay in the Parc des Princes.

ian Firmino scored a stoppage-time winner in the reverse fixture at Anfield on September as won 3-2 and a repeat of that result will almost guarantee their progress into the last 16.

Buffon though is well aware just how good ’s three forwards are says it’s harder to think of a better trio in the world.

have a very strong team – but I do especially look at their front players,” Buffon told the Daily Mirror.

“With Salah, Mane, and Firmino they have so much pace, so much creativity, and of course they are all big goal threats.

“Throughout my career I have always wanted to test myself against the best — and at the moment you really can’t think of any teams in who have a better front three than .”

Former Juventus keeper Buffon has never won the and he has admitted he is dreaming of a romantic finale to his 23-year career.

“This season, I see the favourites for the as , Juventus, and . as well have a big chance and you can never forget about ,” added Buffon.

“Of course it is still a dream of mine to win the – last season I thought would be my last chance but now I have another one.”

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