Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry has admitted that he is a huge fan of Roberto Firmino and says he would have loved to have played in the same team as the Liverpool FC star.

The Brazilian has been in top form for the Merseyside outfit this season and he continued his fine displays on Sunday when he scored a goal and notched up an assist in the 2-0 win over Southampton at St Mary’s.

Firmino has been stepping his game up in recent weeks and his performances since Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona have not gone unnoticed.

The Brazilian attacker has now scored 12 goals and made six assists in 26 Premier League games for the Merseyside outfit so far this season.

And Arsenal legend Henry has admitted that he is a huge admirer of the Brazilian attacker.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Henry simply said: “You’re always going to be behind him in terms of thinking [as an opponent].

“I would have liked to play with this guy.”

Firmino will be expecting to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with a trip to FC Porto.

The Reds are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they chase a top four finish for the second season running under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.

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