Ismaila Sarr has told Watford’s official website that Sadio Mane is his inspiration following on from the Senegalese ace’s incredible performance that handed Liverpool their first Premier League defeat in 422 days.
The Hornets’ tricky winger also went on to explain how he cannot wait to see the Liverpool forward win the Premier League title this season with Jurgen Klopp’s English champions-elect currently leading the table by a gargantuan 22 points.
Sarr, of course, played the key fundamental role in the Hornets ending any hopes of an ‘Invincibles’ campaign as Liverpool’s’ incredible 44-match unbeaten run came to a devestating end in the capital.
The 22-year-old scored twice and contributed an assist as Nigel Pearson’s men won 3-0 at Vicarage Road to hand Liverpool their first loss in 14 months.
However, despite inspiring his team to the biggest upset in the top-flight this season, Sarr clearly does not think that there is any chance of Liverpool missing out on the Premier League crown following their inaugural slip-up of the season.
Mane’s fellow countryman explained just how influential the touted PFA Player of the Year nominee has been throughout his career and claimed there is no doubt the former Southampton star will be a Premier League winner come May.
“Sadio Mané is not only a Senegal teammate of mine but he is my inspiration and my idol,” he told Watford’s official website. “I watch lots of videos of him to see how he does things like accelerating and dribbling, and for me he is the best player in the world. For sure, the best African player in Europe.
“When I first came to Watford he sent me some messages welcoming me to the Premier League and any piece of advice he gives me I listen to carefully. He has won the Champions League and I’m so pleased he will soon be winning the Premier League because he deserves this.”
What RTK has to say
Sarr was absolutely sensational against the Reds as Liverpool’s aura of invincibility was finally yielded.
The youngster was even unfortunate not to walk away with the match ball after seeing his final action of the game result in an effort that just eluded the right-post.
Despite his age, Sarr has already been capped 22 times for his national team and has clocked up 18 appearances in his inaugural campaign in the English top-flight.
With five goals and four assists, Sarr has demonstrated that he has the talent required to make it at the very top.
The only question that remains to be seen is whether Liverpool will look to potentially seek out a move for Mane’s Senegalese compatriot in the future?