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Henrik Larsson Cites Chris Sutton As The Best Strike Partner He Ever Played With

Henrik Larsson Cites Chris Sutton As The Best Strike Partner He Ever Played With

Henrik Larsson has played for a plethora of the world's biggest football clubs. With a CV that runs through Celtic, Barcelona and Manchester United, the Swede can boast strike partnerships with some of the world's best.

However, on BT Sport's 'What I Wore' series, which tracks Larsson's life in football through the jerseys he wore, Larsson didn't plump for Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic when asked who his favourite strike partner was.

Instead, Larsson chose Chris Sutton as his favourite player to play alongside. "Me and Chris had a great understanding," said the Swede, "we didn't even have to look, we just knew where we were."

Larsson and Sutton combined for 241 goals during their four seasons together at Parkhead. That doesn't even take into account the 59 goals that John Hartson scored when he joined the duo in 2001.

In the video, Larsson makes a particular reference to the chip he scored in Celtic's 6-2 destruction of Rangers in the 2000-01 season.

It was a great goal which was set up by Chris Sutton before I went on to nutmeg Konterman then lob the ball over Klos - it was the kind of goal that you would score on the street as a kid. We had great players at that time: Chris Sutton, Alan Thompson, Didier Agathe, Stiliyan Petrov, I could go on and on. It made it easier for me to score all of those goals I got that season.

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