No, Thierry Henry has not joined Liverpool as a striker coach – although we’d love it to happen simply to see the reaction from Arsenal supporters…
In fact, the legendary Premier League striker has been appointed Roberto Martinez’s no.2 for Belgium, in what’s got to be one of the strangest managerial team-ups we can remember!
We were surprised when Roberto Martinez, Everton flop, got the job originally – but this is just bizarre!
Henry, who works predominantly for Sky Sports as a pundit, tweeted the news today.
Honoured to be assistant coach @BelRedDevils. Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited.Can’t wait.
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) August 26, 2016
This means that our potentially world-class young forward Divock Origi will be working closely with, who in our eyes, is the greatest player in Premier League history. Luis Suarez could have taken that mantel if he stayed, but he didn’t – sadly!
Origi has been called up to Belgium’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers alongside Simon Mignolet, while the £32m striker we just sold, Christian Benteke, also got the nod.
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) August 26, 2016
In terms of style, Origi can be compared to Henry directly. He’s a forward who pulls out to the touchline, has incredible speed and skill and likes dribbling at defenders. Obviously Origi’s finishing and all-round play is not yet in Henry’s league – but we hope our 21-year-old learns something from the former Gunner – who is undeniably a footballing great.