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Henry praises Salah, hints Liverpool to end Man City unbeaten streak

Saturday 13/January/2018 - 11:38 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
Arsenal and Premier League legend Thierry Henry said that he had signs that Liverpool may be the first team to beat Man City in the Premier League this season when the two sides meet at Anfield on Sunday، highlighting Mohamed Salah amazing form and stunning career with Liverpool.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Manchester City's trip to Merseyside this weekend، the Frenchman revealed he does not think Liverpool need a like-for-like replacement، remarking:

"You still have Firmino، Salah، Mane - I mean، this is not a bad front three. You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10."

The Belgium assistant advocated for summer signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a good option to have in Klopp's squad، with the Englishman impressing in his limited opportunities since his £35m switch from Arsenal.

"[Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain is there، [Adam] Lallana is back، but obviously you are going to miss Coutinho. The amount of goals he has scored from outside the box is just ridiculous. You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool."

However، despite laying praise at the rest of the Fab Four، it was Mohamed Salah in particular who the former Arsenal man tipped to replace Barcelona-bound Coutinho، waxing lyrical about his clever running.

Salah has scored 23 times in just 29 appearances this season، contributing eight assists to boot. With 17 league goals this campaign، he sits second in the goalscoring charts، behind only Harry Kane.

Henry could barely stop gushing about Salah's stupendous first half of the season، noticing that he could actually have scored far more.

"It is actually scary as look at the actual amount of goals he scores، but also look at the amount of goals he missed - one versus one، not easy goals at the end of the day، because they are not easy."

"But goals you would like to think that if he starts to work on his calmness، pose، do what you have to do، he is going to destroy teams even more so than what he is doing right now because I think he missed more goals than he scored."

Henry ended by tipping the Reds to potentially be the team to overcome Manchester City on Sunday، with the runaway league leaders still unbeaten after 22 matches and seemingly invincible thus far.

Combining the pace of Salah with the added steel of £75m addition Virgil van Dijk، the Frenchman believes 'all the signs' are there that Jurgen Klopp's men could outwit the history-making Blues.




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