John McGinn quotes Thierry Henry's Henrik Larsson Champions League final praise as love for 'King' Celtic hero laid bare again

John McGinn quoted Thierry Henry's iconic line from the 2006 Champions League Final aftermath as he showed his love for "King" Henrik Larsson.

The Aston Villa captain and teammate Ollie Watkins were playing the friendship test on the Premier League's official YouTube channel when the question of Watkins' favourite ever player was brought up. "Thierry Henry, aye, aye it was," was the Scotland cap's answer - the correct one - to which Watkins replied: "Ask me Ginny's. Go on, ask me Ginny's."

"Nah, don't, I'll get emotional," the former Hibs and St Mirren star quickly added. As Watkins wrote his own correct answer, McGinn wrote the Celtic hero, adding: "The King. God. Henrik. Number seven."

Watkins joked: "Aw, he doesn't stop talking about him," and that's when McGinn paraphrased Henry's now famous quote from Barcelona's 2-1 win over Arsenal back in '06 when Larsson replaced Mark van Bommel after the hour.

The Swedish legend teed up Samuel Eto'o and then Juliano Belletti to register two assists and win the trophy for the Catalans and Henry praised his opponent at full-time.

And McGinn recalled: "No wonder. Everyone talks about Ronaldinho or Samuel Eto'o, but nope. Henrik Larsson."