Naby Keita seemingly copied Eric Cantona’s iconic goal celebration after he struck a delicious volley for Liverpool against Crystal Palace at Anfield.
The Premier League encounter between the Reds and the Eagles ended with Jurgen Klopp’s men earning all three points in a 3-0 victory.
Keita’s sublime strike was arguably the pick of the bunch – but what’s been highlighted more prevalently is the celebration of the midfielder following the goal.
In 1996, Cantona, Manchester United’s attacker, scored a brilliant chipped goal against Sunderland. The celebration was not celebrated in Premier League legend.
Keita was there to reaffirm the moment when Keita beat Palace. Keita’s first-time finish over Vicente Guaita gave Liverpool their third goal within 89 minutes.
Keita, 26, moved to the Merseyside club in July 2018 after the English club triggered his £48 million release clause, plus extra money by way of an undisclosed premium.
Keita has been a quiet player since joining the side. He made only 14 Premier League appearances between the beginning of last season and now it is looking a little bit worse.
Klopp spoke out about his team’s performance after the victory against the club from south London.
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“Naby Keita scored the most wonderful goal of all three, so that’s all-important for us. After the game, I told the boys that it was one of my favorite 3-0s.
“We had to give absolutely everything. So, I’m really pleased, I’m really pleased. In a season, when you are Liverpool, you win football games from time to time, “ Klopp said.
“When you win, usually you are really good or brilliant. Although we weren’t brilliant, we were quite good today. We accepted the battle Crystal Palace was here for and that’s why I am really happy about the result, really happy about the performance.