Carragher: I would have loved to play with Arsenal great Thierry Henry

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has been speaking about Arsenal legend Thierry Henry following the latter's retirement.

Following the news that former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has retired from football, ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has opened up about the Frenchman.

The two men faced each other many times down the years and in comments published by the Daily Star, the former Reds star admitted the ex-French international would have been an ideal teammate at Anfield.

“Defenders everywhere will be breathing a sigh of relief that he has hung his boots up,” Carragher said.

“I would have loved him to be on the same team as me during my playing career.”

As it was Henry made 368 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 226 goals in that time and in total he made 709 club appearances and netted on 344 occasions.

There is no doubt Liverpool would have benefited from a player like Henry in their side; any team in the land would have. But Carragher did not get his wish, having to play against the mercurial Frenchman time and again rather than admire his work from the opposite end of the pitch.

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