Thierry Henry creates awkward silence with comment during Arsenal v Liverpool

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Thierry Henry was easily one of the coolest footballers - if not the coolest - at the height of his fame with Arsenal and then Barcelona.

A marketing company’s dream, Henry was the face of the Premier League during the mid-2000s and often seemed almost impossibly cool.

Stylish both on and off the pitch, and easily the Premier League’s best player for several years, Henry was an inspiration to millions of aspiring young footballers.


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Henry, at the age of 38, is clearly still a very, very cool man.

But did today prove that he’s losing his touch ever so slightly?

Video: Henry's awkward moment

During a debate during the Arsenal vs Liverpool match this afternoon, with fellow Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness, there was a moment when Henry appeared to create an awkward silence with one of his comments.

“You have to give [Georginio] Wijnaldum a lot of credit there,” Henry said, expecting some sort of reaction from Redknapp, Souness or the presenter Dave Jones.

But a couple of seconds elapsed and nothing, except silence.

Thankfully, the silence was finally broken by Jones, who cut to Jamie Carragher in the gantry.

However, the smile on his face suggested he felt the situation was a little awkward.

Henry is becoming a decent pundit

Henry has divided opinion since becoming a pundit for Sky Sports last year, but there’s no question the Frenchman has improved over time.

Getting to grips with the demands of a new profession was never going to be entirely straightforward, but the former Arsenal man has performed admirably in his new role.

Still, that doesn’t make today’s awkward silence any less amusing for us folks sitting at home.

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