Gary Neville has revealed who he thinks the three best strikers of the Premier League era have been – and has completely overlooked Thierry Henry.
The Arsenal legend is the north London club’s all-time top scorer by some distance, having notched a staggering 228 times during a particularly successful period in the Gunners’ history.
He did start on the left however, which appears to be why Neville has overlooked him, before moving into a more central position and notching goals for fun.
Neville, joined by Jamie Carragher, took part in a Q&A on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel, where he was asked to name the league’s all-time best centre-forward.
"[Alan] Shearer or [Wayne] Rooney but I’d go Shearer," answered Neville, after reading out the question.
Carragher interjected, asking: "Thierry Henry, do you not class him as a forward? Why would you not even mention him in there in your top two?"
Neville responded: "Just classic centre-forwards, I also think of centre-forwards as being – Shearer’s goals were unbelievable."
Naming a third, he added: "I’d have [Ruud] van Nistelrooy up there too to be fair, if we were naming the rest of them."
Shearer himself overlooked Henry in recent weeks when making a similar statement about centre-forwards on social media.
The former England international told The Sun: "Sergio Aguero is now on nine Premier League hat-tricks and only two behind me. The best foreign player to ever play in the Premier League. A great centre-forward with no weaknesses."
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