Liverpool star Sadio Mane has been described as one of the world’s best players by his Senegal coach Aliou Cisse on the eve of their first World Cup game since 2002.

Cisse captained that team as it went on a memorable run to the quarter-finals, beating defending champions France on the way.

The 42-year-old is preparing his side to take on Poland in Moscow on Tuesday but dismissed comparisons between the two vintages of Senegalese talent, saying they have never had a player like Mane before.