‘Mohamed Salah is better than Coutinho’ – Thierry Henry

‘Mohamed Salah is better than Coutinho’ – Thierry Henry
Mohamed Salah

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018. 17:00

With Egypt’s Mohamed Salah continuing his exploits in the English Premier League, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says he is better than Philippe Coutinho.

Henry claims Salah is better than the club’s former star Coutinho, saying he likes his movement and adding that the Pharaohs international is a direct attacker.

Salah took the Premier League by storm as has been directly involved in 40 goals in all competitions for the Reds - more than any player in the top flight.

Along with Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the deadly trio hold the best scoring record in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Although the Reds’ fans were concerned after Coutinho left the club to join Barcelona in January, Jurgen Klopp and his troops have given them every reason to suggest they have only gotten better.

The Gunners' all time EPL top scorer and French legend shared his thoughts on why Salah is even better than the Brazilian.

“I like his movement, he always wants to go in behind,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“There’s no step-overs, there’s no trying to nutmeg, there’s no skills for no reason. He’s going at you, if you’re ready or not that’s your problem.

“I said at the beginning, I predicted that he can be as efficient as Coutinho. He has been more efficient than Coutinho in his first season. So we will see how far he’s going to go with that.

“Listen, if you’re a Liverpool fan and you have Firmino, Salah, Mane, you can only be happy.”

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