Thierry Henry raves about Roberto Firmino ahead of Liverpool FC v Real Madrid

Thierry Henry singles out Roberto Firmino for special praise following his sparkling form for Liverpool FC this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Thierry Henry
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry has lavished praise on Roberto Firmino following the attacker’s fine form for Liverpool FC this season.

Firmino has established himself as one of European football’s top attackers at Anfield in recent seasons and he has been rewarded for his top form with a new contract at the Merseyside club.

The Brazil international has developed a deadly attacking partnership with both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah up front for Liverpool FC this season to help the Reds finish in the top four.

Firmino has scored 27 goals and made 16 assists for Liverpool FC so far this season following his sparkling campaign for the Reds.

The 26-year-old will be hoping to help Liverpool FC end the season on a positive note when the Reds take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev at the end of the month.

And Henry believes that the Brazilian is one of the finest attacking talents in the Premier League after having flourished under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Henry said: “I mentioned Firmino before – his movement, his work rate, the way he makes the two central defenders move to allow Mo Salah to make those runs.

“Firmino is the most complete striker in the league. I’m not talking about the best finisher or the best to operate – I’m talking about all around.

“Again, [Firmino is] the most complete in this league.”

Liverpool FC will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday 26 May as they look to try and prevent the Spanish side from winning the competition for a third year running.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Rome Masters 2018
The Sport Review
Rafael Nadal wins 51st against Djokovic to put Rome Masters and No1 within his grasp
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2018: Can you guess how much each Arsenal player earns?
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Frank Lampard names Man United star who is driving Jose Mourinho crazy
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho replies to talk of Man United signing star sold by Sir Alex Ferguson
The Sport Review
William Gallas reacts to reports Mikel Arteta will become Arsenal manager