Sadio Mane has informed Liverpool teammate Andrew Robertson that Watford summer signing Ismaila Sarr would ‘kill him’ with his pace and dribbling ability.
The 22-year-old Senegal international became the Hornets’ club-record signing when he arrived at Vicarage Road from Ligue 1 side Rennes for £31 million on the transfer deadline day earlier this month.Mane revealed his admiration for fellow countryman Sarr’s talent and admitted he wished the winger had joined him at Anfield instead as the Liverpool forward Mane prepare to face Arsenal inn the Premier League week three encounter on Saturday late kick-off.
Former Southampton and RB Salzburg man told The Athletic: “The first day he signed I sent him a message to say good luck and that I was happy for him.”He’s rapid. I think defenders will struggle. “Last time I was speaking to Robbo (Andy Robertson) I said “Watford have a really good player. I will need to help you more otherwise Ismaila Sarr will kill you, because he is a good dribbler and very, very fast.””I’m really happy for him and he made the right choice to come to Watford. For sure I think he will be great.’Mane and Sarr grow up 200 miles away from each other in Senegal and they are now within similar proximity in England, but Liverpool and Watford will not meet until a clash at Anfield in the Premier League on December 14.