Djenepo responds to Mane comparisons

English Premier League

Southampton's Senegalese winger Moussa Djenepo has shared his thoughts on the comparisons made between himself and Liverpool star Sadio Mane.

Since Nigel Pearson took over at Watford, Djenepo has caught the eye with some impressive showings, despite only bagging two goals so far this season.

The Saints will come up against the Reds on Saturday when they lock horns at Anfield, but Djenepo has played down the comparisons with the reigning CAF African Player of the Year.

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When asked by the Daily Echo if there were any similarities with Mane, he said: “I wouldn’t say so.

"Sadio is a great player and a great person.

“To compare the both of us, although it’s a compliment and a good thing, I know I’ve got a lot of work to do to get to his level.

“He is a big brother, someone I look up to and I know I have to keep working hard.”