Aiming to secure qualification into the Round of 16, Liverpool traveled to the Amsterdam Area for a much-awaited European Night against Ajax.
The reverse fixture saw the Reds nick a 2-1 victory at Anfield.
With revenge on their mind, the Dutch outfit started on the front foot and almost grabbed a goal, as Steven Berghuis’ strike bounced off the woodwork.
After enduring a period of sustained pressure, the visitors assumed control and went on to create chances of their own.
Liverpool eventually earned the lead through Mo Salah, who produced a wonderfully dinked effort that floated over the keeper and hit the net.
Another opportunity soon arrived, on this occasion for Darwin Nunez.
After a lovely bit of interplay, Roberto Firmino squared the ball to the Uruguayan, who had an empty net to aim at. The striker somehow managed to fluff his lines and ended up striking the post instead.
Nevertheless, he made up for the miss in the second half by heading home a corner and giving Liverpool a 2-goal cushion.
Ecstatic, the 23-year-old ran towards Andrew Robertson to celebrate, but that’s not all he had planned on doing.
After the team huddle dispersed, Nunez pulled a total of 4 different celebrations, all of which he executed with childlike exuberance.
Be it the Depay-esque ear plugging, or Gareth Bale’s signature Heart gesture, the Uruguayan did both and even added in a bit of playful crying and some signaling.
Fans quickly latched onto the clip and likened it to Paul Pogba’s extensive celebrations after scoring a screamer against Switzerland during the Euros.
And we all know what happened next.
Nevertheless, further comparisons included the rapid and random hand movements of anime characters.
Of course, there were a few naysayers who questioned the overly elaborate celebrations, after all, it was a single goal from a €100m striker.
However, it’s hard to fault the passion on display, something which Liverpool fans certainly agreed with.
With qualification secured, Liverpool welcomes Napoli to Anfield next week.