CHRIS SUTTON appeared on Monday night’s Open Goal episode as a special guest. Chris was pozed questions about his career by Si Ferry and Paul Slane. In what is a great episode, Sutton reveals Henrik Larsson’s best trait.
Henrik Larsson was one of Celtic’s best-ever players, in fact, he probably was the best. Spending 7 years at the club, the Swede became a hero. The duo of Sutton and Larsson was formed in 2000 and lasted four years.
“But we were on the coach to Denmark for a game and I said to him ‘I’m here to help you, if I see you in a better position I will pass it to you’ and from that day on he was as good as gold.
“He was a phenomenal player but the best thing about him was, well I always thought, was that he was so unselfish.
“He was a brilliant finisher but also a great team player.”
“He was very individual in terms of his goal scoring numbers and he was the best, in terms of any strike partnership that I’ve had, he was the best.
Between 2000 and 2004, Larsson and Sutton won three League titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup. Under the management of Martin O’Neil, the team progressed through to the UEFA Cup Final in 2002, narrowly beaten by Jose Mourinho’s Porto.