Charlie Austin pokes fun at Sadio Mane’s ‘terrible’ dress sense and says his ex-Southampton team-mate once ‘done the best advert ever for Next’ by unwittingly revealing he wore their boxers after scoring against Liverpool
- Charlie Austin joked about Liverpool star Sadio Mane’s fashion style
- The pair spent a brief stint together at Southampton back in 2016
- Austin revealed a funny tale of how Mane once promoted Next boxers
Charlie Austin has poked fun at the dress sense of his former team-mate Sadio Mane and revealed how he once unwittingly ‘done the best advert’ for Next boxers.
The 31-year-old striker spent a short stint playing alongside Mane at the start of his Southampton career back in 2016 before the Senegal star left to join Liverpool.
Mane has since developed into one of the Premier League’s top performers but Austin joked that off the pitch he was one of the most unfashionable.
Charlie Austin joked about when Sadio Mane revealed he wore Next boxers (circled) after scoring
Austin (pictured replacing Mane) spent a brief spell with him at Southampton back in 2016
‘Terrible gear, terrible clothes,’ Austin laughed when asked about Mane on Sky Sports’ Super 6 podcast.
‘He did the best advert for Next, right. I’m not joking.
‘He scored two goals against Liverpool, celebrated, took his top off and his shorts were a bit lower. The top bit of his boxers showed Next.’
But it was those kind of match-winning performances that convinced Liverpool to shell out £34million to pinch Mane from Southampton five years ago.
Since joining the Reds, Mane has scored 91 goals in 199 games and won the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
The 28-year-old is now one third of a devastating strike force at Liverpool that consists of him, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino – but he is thought to be the best of the bunch by many, including Super 6 Podcast co-host Adebayo Akinfenwa, who described the Senegal forward as the club’s ‘best player’.
Austin poked fun at Mane’s expense by joking that his ex-team-mate has ‘terrible’ dress sense
Since leaving Southampton, Mane has gone on to become a star player with Liverpool
And although Mane showed flashes of being a world-class talent at Southampton, Austin insisted no one thought he would end up being the star player he is today.
‘No we didn’t know [he would end up being that good,’ he added.
‘He had the raw, ultimate pace and he was obviously technically very good but it was like where was his game going to go now?
‘Is he going to go to the next level and push on? And he’s gone to Liverpool and achieved that and gone onto so much more.’