Thierry Henry reveals why he wanted Liverpool to match Arsenal Invincibles

Former Arsenal player Thierry Henru
Henry spent eight successful years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Thierry Henry has confessed he was rooting for Liverpool to equal Arsenal’s unbeaten record because rewarding their attacking style would have been ‘good for the game’.

Arsene Wenger’s Invincible side of 2003-04 remain the only team in the Premier League era to go an entire league campaign without losing a single match.

Liverpool were tipped to match the Gunners’ achievement but were beaten 3-0 by Watford at the end of February.

Henry has been blown away by the performances of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season and would have welcomed them matching the record set by his old Arsenal side.

He told Sky Sports: ‘All I can say and what I want to say is Liverpool are, I mean, listen they lost at Watford and I thought they were going to go all the way, unbeaten.

‘I think that would have been good for the game. Why I think it would have been good for the game? Because the way that they did it.

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry
Henry won the Premier League Player of the Seaon and Golden Boot in 2003-04 (Picture: Getty Images)

‘The way that they are playing, I think they are playing football the right way.

‘They have passion, organisation, commitment, desire, they are working hard and their football is contagious.

‘So, I think when you are like that, in that way, you want them to be successful.

‘I am not having a go at people who think about defending first and stuff but my view of the game is exactly how Liverpool play, different way but going forward, in your face. Being great, going forward and putting pressure [on opponents].

‘That is why I wanted them to do it because it would have been good for the game because people tend to copy a team that is at the top and a lot of other teams at the top play like that because it has a lot of good impact on other coaches and football, in general.

‘That is why I thought they were going to do it and I wanted them to do it. It is so funny because people asked me the question, ‘Will you be upset if they do it?’ Why would I be upset?’

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