One of the most prolific and most terrified finishers in the world, Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry has generously praised Raheem Sterling looking at his recent form. Henry has now joined force with former arch rival Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the Sky Sports pundit room, therefore has the liberty to express his opinions and critics.
Both the attackers do share a similarity, which could turn around Sterling’s future if he remains flourishing in his current role for The Reds. Henry initially joined Arsenal from Juventus as a winger where he scored three goals out of 16 matches for in Italy. Progressively he was moved to a central and significant role, a striker alongside legend Dennis Bengkamp. Then, the France international went on finding the back of the net casually and ensured Arsene Wenger applauded himself for making the right decision. Comically, Henry originally mentioned that he does not know how to score goals.
Sterling on the other hand spent most part of his career playing along both flanks, registering assists for strikers upfront. Due to injuries concerns as well as misfit signings, the 20-year old became the auxiliary striker upfront for Brendan Rodgers. He has blasted some wonder goals as well, which are undoubtedly boosting his confidence level. Since a rickety performance against Manchester United couple of weeks back, Sterling has contributed notching significant goals against Bournemouth, Burnley and league leaders Chelsea to help the club to a 10-game unbeaten run prior to Capital One Cup exit at Stamford Bridge few days back.
The 37-year old pundit stated, “One vs one it’s very difficult to defend against him. The only thing I can say that he doesn’t have yet is finishing. He struggles with it sometimes but that will come with time. He has everything you need. He’s good one vs one and he has pace. His movements are sharp.” When asked will Sterling become an effective striker in the future, King Henry replied without a doubt, “Oh yes, he can.” Raheem Sterling would be thrilled and blooming with happiness to receive such positive words from a striker who absolutely dominated the Premier League.
Numerous reports are murmuring around Anfield that Spanish giants Real Madrid are ready to splash a massive bid for the service of the England international. It creates more misperception for the Liverpool fans as a deal with the Merseyside club have stumbled twice. The dazzling youngster is currently once again in talks with The Reds over a new long-term contract that will apparently make him one of the highest earners at Anfield. A superb player for the fantasy premier league as he recognizes challenges before it arrives, which gives him an upper hand during dribbles. Can he be the next Henry? Let’s wait and see!