Thierry Henry Says There Is One Aspect Of Mo Salah’s Game That “Impresses” Him More Than Anything Else

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says he is a huge admirer of the fact that Liverpool forward Mo Salah also creates goals for his teammates.

When assessing Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins’s excellent goal record, he also pointed out that a striker should look to contribute assists as well, much like Salah has done consistently over the years:

“This is something I always mention about players. Can you also assist? We all know that Ollie Watkins can score. We all know Mo Salah can score. It’s not the first time Mo Salah is on seven, eight or nine assists.”

“But can you actually add something else to your game? Not only are you scoring, we all know you have that in your locker, but that impresses me.”

Henry is absolutely right about Salah

The Egyptian international has been described as selfish by certain pundits in the past; most notably former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness.

However, Salah‘s record shows that he is equally capable of scoring or creating goals. In his 333 appearances for the Reds, he has provided 89 assists, including 10 this season alone.

Will the Liverpool star be fit to face Manchester City?

At the moment, it looks likely that Salah will be in the matchday squad for the top-of-the-table clash at Anfield this weekend.

Salah has been suffering from a tight hamstring since he made his brief comeback during the 4-1 win over Brentford last month. He played 46 minutes in that game, getting himself a goal and an assist.

However, it was reported after the match that he had felt more pain in his thigh. Manager Jurgen Klopp said before the win over Nottingham Forest last Saturday that Salah was “touch and go” but there is now some hope that another week will be enough for him to return to match fitness.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.