'Mane, Firmino, Salah best trio in football'

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are the two most expensive players in football history, and with Edinson Cavani the trio set back PSG a reported €466m.

However, Buffon, who joined the Ligue 1 champions in the off-season, after 17 years at Juventus, believes the attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino is unparalleled at the moment.

"Liverpool have a very strong team - but I do especially look at their front players," Buffon told The Mirror.

"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 Europe who have a better front three than Liverpool.

Between them, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino joined the club for a reported €124m, which makes for starling reading as teenage Mbappe, alone, was acquired for €66m more than the dazzling trio.

Buffon though, believes the Reds have to be classed among the favourites for the title - even though he is dreaming of a first ever Champions League crown.

"This season, I see the favourites for the Champions League as Barcelona, Juventus, and Manchester City. Liverpool as well have a big chance and you can never forget about Real Madrid," he said.

"Of course it is still a dream of mine to win the Champions League - last season I thought would be my last chance but now I have another one."