Naby Keita tapped into the spirit of Eric Cantona with the coldest celebration of the day, as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to go top of the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side went into their game on Saturday having only dropped points against Chelsea so far this season, and continued their excellent form.
Liverpool had to be on their toes, with Palace having recently beaten Tottenham Hotspur, but goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah looked to have sewn up all three points.
With just a minute left of normal time, Keita wrapped up the scoring with a brilliant volley from the edge of the area and then went all Cantona in his celebration.
— Slander Sports ➐ (@SlanderSports) September 18, 2021
Naby Keita scores a belter and adopts the Eric Cantona arrogance pose
— 🔥🍔BERGERKING👑🔥 (@BradYNWA6) September 18, 2021
keita thinks he’s cantona 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/69DdPxPieX
— ⁶ (@charI1e) September 18, 2021
Naby Keita looking for his haters pic.twitter.com/N9FpTaRdTg
— . (@Thiago_vision) September 18, 2021
Big fan of Naby Keita wondering if he left the cooker on immediately after scoring a rocket. pic.twitter.com/C0ZUrRuVSq
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 18, 2021
Naby Keita celebration after scoring a screamer is so cold. Are you not entertained? 🇬🇳 pic.twitter.com/uzTDVoJFjE
— Samue (@SamueILFC) September 18, 2021
KEITA PULLED OUT THE CANTONA CELEBRATION pic.twitter.com/fCqR3mL17J
— 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎 ⚡ (@FPL_FC) September 18, 2021
That Keita goal + Eric Cantona-esque celebration just made my weekend.#LIVCRY
— Mike Zung, CFP® (@MikeBZung) September 18, 2021
Of course doing a Cantona against Palace could be misconstrued as doing something else, but fortunately the midfielder decided just to copy the Frenchman’s legendary celebration.
With Manchester City drawing 0-0 against Southampton, after Pep Guardiola pleaded with fans to turn up, it left the Reds top of the table by three points.
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