Thierry Henry picks Sadio Mane as Premier League's most exciting player this season

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The Liverpool forward is set to bewitch the Anfield faithful according to the Arsenal favourite.

Thierry Henry celebrates goal v Liverpool 2004Thierry Henry celebrates goal vs Liverpool in 2004

Arsenal icon Thierry Henry has been speaking to Sky Sports about the player he thinks could be the most exciting in the Premier League this season, and the 38-year-old has thrown a left field name into the hat.

"There's the usual suspects like Zlatan and Pogba," Henry is quoted as saying by Sky. "But the outsider for me who I think will have a good season is Sadio Mane at Liverpool.

"I want to see how he is going to do and with the way Liverpool play I think he could have a very good season and be a crowd favourite."

Liverpool's Sadio Mane in actionLiverpool's Sadio Mane in action

The Gunners legend is certainly someone who knows what it takes to excite a stadium, having set the Premier League alight during his initial eight season stay with Arsenal.

Henry is the club's leading goalscorer, and was renowned for his explosive pace and attacking flair.

Liverpool would certainly be delighted if their Senegalese international has anywhere near the kind of impact Henry managed when he arrived from Juventus.

But there is plenty of reason for Reds fans to be looking forward to seeing Mane shine in Jurgen Klopp's side after his big money move from Southampton.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their first goalLiverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring

The 24-year-old has already demonstrated his quality as an effective weapon in a counterattacking side, netting 25 goals across his two seasons with Southampton.

And the last 12 months or so have seen Mane step it up a notch, scoring the fastest Premier League hat trick ever in the Saints' final home match of the 2014-15 season, and exploding into form in the final months of last season, noticeably netting another treble in May's win over Manchester City.

Sadio Mane scores the fourth goal for Southampton and completes his hat trickSadio Mane scores for Southampton and completes his hat trick

If he can bring that kind of form into a Liverpool side set up make use of rapid players like him, Herny is right that Mane could be set for an astonishing season.

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