Ex-Liverpool striker imitates Klopp after his goal sinks Man Utd legends
Florent Sinama Pongolle pulled off some magic in Liverpool’s Legends of the North win over Manchester United.
The striker, who played for the Reds between 2001 and 2006, decided to raise the roof by imitating Jurgen Klopp’s iconic celebration.
The German boss often does the move when the club pull off an important win – going to the Kop and thrashing his arms as the crowd give their cheers.
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In fact, the Kop sometimes ironically boo if he does not come over.
And former Reds man Pongolle decided the second leg of the legends charity match was the perfect opportunity to pull off his own version.
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At Anfield, Liverpool Legends beat United 2-1, making for a 5-2 aggregate finish. Mark Gonzalez was on target as Liverpool came from behind to beat their arch rivals on the day. t there was an early opener from Dimitar Berbatov before the former Reds winger and Pongolle ensured victory was all Liverpool’s.
The former forward featured 65 times for Liverpool – scoring nine goals in that period. Though his time at Merseyside hasn't ever been considered a huge success, he has gone down as something of a minor cult hero at Liverpool, thanks to the small part he played in the club's incredible Champions League triumph of 2005.
The match at Anfield featured a whole host of stars – and none was more surprising than the entry of United legend Roy Keane, who has said previously he is unable to play owing to his current fitness.
The Irishman, 51, previously revealed it was "very, very embarrassing" he was unable to play in testimonial matches for being too unfit saying to Off The Ball: "I'm not fit. I'm far from fit. My fitness levels are actually very, very embarrassing. Just because I've not put on loads of weight doesn't mean to say I'm fit. I wouldn't really be able to do any running.
"Put it this way, I've been invited a number of times over the last few years to play legends games or whatever you want to call it. I'd find it really difficult because I wouldn't be able to get around. Too many injury problems.
"I try to have a decent diet and I'm obviously weary about putting on too much weight. But I certainly wouldn't be fit enough to go on any sort of run. I do a small bit of cycling but even that – I'm not exactly Sean Kelly."
But Keane was called up by United legends and came on after 75 minutes, replacing Darron Gibson in midfield. The home crowd greeted him to a chorus of boos – and you suspect he would have been disappointed otherwise!
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