Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says Sadio Mane is a proper footballer with an attitude to admire.
Ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, Thierry Henry has showered heaps of praise on Reds’ attacking midfielder, Sadio Mane.
The 25-year-old joined Liverpool from Southampton last summer, and took no time to settle in at his new club.
He scored 13 Premier League goals in 27 games last season, and has started the 2017/18 campaign with a bang, scoring in both the Premier League games so far.
Arsenal legend Henry says that Mane is one of the most efficient players in the Premier League, who understands the game well.
The Sky Sports pundit says that he is a big fan of the Liverpool forward, and adds that one can’t help but admire Mane’s attitude towards the game.
Commenting on Mane’s playing style, Henry says that the Senegal international is a “direct player” who runs in full speed at the opposition defenders, and doesn’t complicate things by taking unnecessary extra touches.
Mane usually operates from the right wing, with Philippe Coutinho playing on the left. However, Henry believes that Mane is more comfortable on the left, where he can cut inside and shoot.
"Sadio Mane is one of the most efficient players in the Premier League right now and there will be no messing around from him against Arsenal on Sunday," said Henry to The Sun.
"The Liverpool winger is a proper footballer with an attitude to admire. And it’s refreshing to see a guy who understands the game so well.
"I’ve been a big fan of Mane’s since he was at Salzburg and he’s proving himself to be one of Jurgen Klopp’s best signings for Liverpool.
"Mane delivers the same end product whichever side he plays on. But I get the feeling he is more comfortable on the left, where he can cut inside and shoot."