A couple of weeks ago, we covered an article explaining how Moussa Djenepo’s return to Standard Liege from Southampton wasn’t going well.
Heading back to the Belgian side after four years at St Mary’s, the Mali international was expected to immediately go back to being the star he had previously been, which simply hasn’t been the case.
It was pointed out that his return from Southampton was now turning into a sort of ‘bitterness’ more than anything else, and that has been emphasised again, this time by journalist Manu Jous for RTBF ahead of Standard Liège’s clash against Anderlecht.
Jous said: “Carl Hoefkens first tried him on the left, but there were defensive positioning deficiencies. There was a need to stop that and put him in a more central position where he could really focus on his attacking mission, but even there, it has not been convincing. He has his dribbles, but the final move is never there. For me, he needs to be dropped.”
This was echoed by Phiippe Albert, who admitted that while there was always a chance of Djenepo producing something at home with the crowd behind him, the same could not be said in an away game, which the Anderlecht match is.
During his four years with Southampton, the forward made 91 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and assisting another five.