Henry predicts Kane for Golden Boot but favours Liverpool's Salah

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) greets Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) as Salah comes off during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool...

The former Arsenal star has been talking about the Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool men.

Thierry Henry of Arsenal shows off his Golden Boot and Barclaycard Premiership Player of the Year Award during the Martin Keown Testimonial match between Arsenal and England XI at Highbury,...

Thierry Henry has predicted Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane will pip Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the Premier League Golden Boot this season, despite indicating that he favours the Egyptian. 

Both forwards have enjoyed stunning scoring form this term with only one strike separating them as it stands. 

Kane, 24, has notched an impressive total of 23 league goals so far, while Salah is close behind on 22. The Egyptian can take some added credit, however, having assisted his teammates six more times than Kane, who has only set up a single goal. 

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur poses with Premier League Golden Boot award fter the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Hull,...

Should Kane finish as top scorer this season it would be the third consecutive season he has claimed the Golden Boot; remarkable consistency for a man who is still yet to reach the age of 25. 

Speaking to Sky Sports' Monday Night Football on 12 February 2018, the Arsenal legend said: "I would like Mo Salah to win it just because it is a good story.

"Harry Kane also because he would win it three years in a row and that would be a great story. But Mo Salah, I don't remember a player playing like that in his first season.

"People will tell me that it is not his first season, because he played at Chelsea before, but let's give him that, this is his first season playing week in, week out."

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on February 11, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Salah's achievements so far have been nothing short of astonishing, especially considering that the Egyptian plays on the wing as opposed to centrally such as Kane or Sergio Aguero. 

Liverpool's free flowing style of attacking football has evidently been a perfect fit for Salah whose goal-to-minute ratio is stronger than the Tottenham man's. 

Both forwards have essentially bagged a goal a game, with Kane firing one in every 97 minutes, four minutes more than Salah's record of 93 minutes. 

This season's race for the Golden Boot looks like it will go right down to the wire, and whoever comes out on top may well be the difference-maker when it comes to their team finishing in the top four. 

If both clubs manage to retain their two stars for the years to come, we could soon be spoilt with one of the most impressive forward rivalries of the modern era. 

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