Thierry Henry Reveals The Liverpool Player He Wishes He Played With

Thierry Henry is undoubtedly one of the greatest players ever to grace the Premier League. Playing at the very highest level in world football, he won the World Cup and European Championships with France in 1998 and 2000 respectively.

At club level, he was utterly unplayable at Arsenal, scoring a total of 228 goals for the Gunners, lifting two Premier League titles and bagging four Golden Boot awards along the way.

Then, he moved to Barcelona and won two La Liga titles back-to-back, as well as the Champions League in 2009.

He's played alongside elite-level attacking players such as Lionel Messi, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires and Zinedine Zidane to name just a few, but the Arsenal legend has paid the ultimate compliment to Liverpool No.9 Roberto Firmino by saying he would have liked to have played with him.

Henry would have been proud of some of these goals:

The Brazilian opened the scoring before supplying a filthy backheel assist for Mo Salah in a 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday, meaning he now boasts an excellent tally of 20 goals and 11 assists for the season.

Image: PA
Image: PA

While the spotlight is rightly on Salah, who has been a revelation at Anfield, the 26-year old deserves plenty of praise and got exactly that from Henry on Sky Sports.

"The way he plays, the way he works, the assist that he had - everything that he does. That's why he always plays," he said during his in-depth analysis on Monday Night Football last night.

"I've been in the situation when sometimes you flick the ball and it's a flick where you're like, 'I hope he gets it!'. No, everything that he did had a meaning.

"He waits for the ball to go on his furthest leg so the defender is already done, now he can concentrate on what Mo Salah has to do and where he's going to go.

"You're always going to be behind in terms of thinking. It's perfect. I would have liked to play with this guy."

Considering the players Henry played with - and what they achieved in the game, he clearly rates Firmino very highly.

Do you think the former Hoffenheim man gets enough plaudits?

Sound off in the comments.

(h/t Liverpool Echo)

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