Thierry Henry produced a brilliant piece of analysis on Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino last night on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
The Frenchman took time to wax lyrical about our Brazilian forward, telling viewers that he would have loved to play alongside a player of Bobby’s ability.
On Sunday, Firmino scored the opener against Southampton but then produced the assist of the season for Mo Salah’s 29th of the campaign.
The back-heel was completely planned and executed perfectly, as Henry explained.
“The assist that he had, just everything that he does. That’s why he always plays.
“This is for me the one. I’ve been in that situation sometimes where you flick the ball and it’s a flick like ‘I hope he gets it, I hope it looks good, oh what a flick’.
“No. Everything that he did had a meaning.
“I would have liked to have played with this guy.”
Henry, in our opinion, is the greatest player to ever grace the Premier League, so to hear such praise from him about our previously misunderstood attacker is brilliant.
Firmino has 20 goals in total this season, but has some way to reach Henry’s best tally in an Arsenal shirt of 39!
Still, if he gets close to 30 before the end of the season (there’s 11 PL games left – and at least two in the Champions League) we’ll be over the moon.