Football

Thierry Henry would love to play with Christian Benteke

Published 3 Comments

Football News
24/7

Thierry Henry may still be on the younger side of 40, but the game has changed dramatically since he graced the the turfs of Premier League grounds, petrifying defenders every time he did.

His success at Arsenal was certainly aided significantly by the presence of Dennis Bergkamp, the skilful Dutchman who assisted so many of the Frenchman's goals.

Few teams now play with two strikers these days, but if Henry was playing in a classic 4-4-2 in the modern Premier League, who would he choose to be his partner in crime?

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5

Article continues below

That is the question talkSPORT put to Arsenal's all-time top scorer and many would have expected him to go with Olivier Giroud. The current frontman for the Gunners is the big target man that would compliment Henry perfectly.

However, Henry has got another powerhouse in his sights in the form of Liverpool's new striker Christian Benteke.

Article continues below

Dream partner

Asked who his dream strike partner would be, Henry said: “When someone asks me a question like that I think straight away, ‘can I play with him? Can he play with me?'

“I could have played with Benteke because I could have played off him. He can hold up the ball then I could have wandered around him. He takes all the knocks and kicks and I’m on the side."

A lot of pressure

Having cost Brendan Rodgers £32.5million to sign from Aston Villa, there is pressure on the Belgian to replace the virtually irreplaceable Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan almost fired Liverpool to the title in the 2013/14 season while last season saw Liverpool's goal tally more than half without him.

"I think if he does have a big season, one of those seasons where everything you touch goes in, he will be very important"

Henry Benteke has the opportunity to become and Anfield hero and fire Liverpool into the top four, but only if he can handle that pressure.

He said: “I think if he has an amazing season, Liverpool will be in the top four. It is a lot of pressure but that’s why they have paid the big money for him.

"I think if he does have a big season, one of those seasons where everything you touch goes in, he will be very important.

“He is a player that, right now when I look at the league, I would have liked to play with him.”

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Transfer News
Christian Benteke
Liverpool
Arsenal
Premier League
Thierry Henry
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again