Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho has revealed why he celebrated his Everton goal with Kolo Toure after scoring the Kops’s second in Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing of the Toffees at Anfield.
Sakho ran straight to the Liverpool bench after nodding in their second goal just before half-time in order to revel in his strike with his fellow defender.
Explaining his action in a post-match reaction, Sakho told Liverpoolfc.com after his celebration was down to his teammate’s impressive precognitive (knowledge of a future event or situation, especially through extrasensory means) powers.
“Kolo told me this morning I would score again so that’s why when I scored I thought of him and ran to celebrate with him.” Sakho stated.
Having lifted the lid on his celebration, the 26-year-old went on to praise the role of the fans in what was a remarkably one-sided Merseyside derby victory for Jürgen Klopp’s men.
“It was a very, very good atmosphere, a very good result for us, and I think we deserved it because we played very well.
“The 12th player was with us – the fans. It was a really good night for Liverpool.”
The Anfield thrashing of the Toffees brought up Liverpool’s fourth consecutive victory in all competitions – a run that also includes that famous comeback win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League.
But Sakho insists the Reds cannot get carried away even after earning the most momentous of results, with so much still at stake during the remaining games, explaining that when people start to speak about Liverpool beating Dortmund [etc], the team needs to stay calm, continue to work hard and see what happens before the season ends.