Tony Cascarino likens Moussa Djenepo to Liverpool star Sadio Mane after starring in Southampton’s win vs Watford

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Tony Cascarino likens Moussa Djenepo to Liverpool star Sadio Mane after starring in Southampton’s win vs Watford

Tony Cascarino has praised Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo following his starring role in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Watford.

The winger has either scored or recorded an assist in all three of the Saints’ Premier League wins since joining in a £14million deal from Standard Liege in the summer.

Moussa Djenepo has struggled with injuries since moving to Southampton in the summer

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Moussa Djenepo has struggled with injuries since moving to Southampton in the summer

And he laid the ball on a plate for Danny Ings, who cancelled out Ismaila Sarr’s opener, before James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick won it for the hosts.

Cascarino has likened Djenepo to top scoring Liverpool star Sadio Mane, who left Southampton to join the Reds for £34million in 2016 and has 10 goals so far this season.

The former Chelsea striker told talkSPORT: “One player I mentioned, Djepo, the lad in midfield for [Southampton].

“He’s a handful and he did brilliantly for the equaliser for Danny Ings. He’s got that Mane in him where you just don’t know what way he’s going to go.

Sadio Mane is one of Liverpool’s most important players

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Sadio Mane is one of Liverpool’s most important players

“He’s going to run at you, he’s going to do this little jinking movement and it’s very hard for a defender to know where he’s going to go, which side, left or right.”

Mane thrived for Southampton after arriving for £11.8million from RB Salzburg in 2014, scoring 21 Premier League goals in two seasons.

And his form earned him a big-money move to Liverpool, who he helped win a sixth Champions League trophy last term.

Djenepo will hope to emulate Mane’s successful spell at St Mary’s with his side in a relegation battle after 14 games.

Published at Sun, 01 Dec 2019 16:11:51 +0000

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