Henry - The one goal that was more than a goal

Thierry Henry

He may have scored 228 goals for us but for Thierry Henry, one strike will always stand out.

Back at Highbury in 2004, Sami Hyypia and Michael Owen had given Liverpool a 2-1 lead at half-time in a match that came just days after we had exited the FA Cup and the Champions League.

With the pressure on, and after Robert Pires levelled again, Henry collected the ball near the halfway line, sprinted clear of one defender and left two on the floor before slotting past Jerzy Dudek to put us in front.

“You can always talk about the Tottenham goal and the Manchester United goal, the goal at Madrid or whatever,” Henry told the Arsenal Weekly podcast. “But there was one goal which was more than a goal. 

“Not in terms of the game or the beauty of the goal, or whatever people usually talk about. I felt it. At the time, I remember scoring it and I felt it. We were talking about it in the dressing room and whenever I see that goal, I can still feel what happened that day in the stadium. 

“It’s the goal I scored against Liverpool, when I scored the third to make it 3-2. That’s the only time in my life that I’ve felt a stadium breathing again.”

Listen to the full interview with Thierry below:

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