Goal celebrations are arguably one of the best parts about soccer. The sheer joy of scoring and the following pile of hugs makes all the frustration in the lead up almost worth it. Few people don’t get joy out of Daniel Sturridge’s (currently missing) goal dance, or remember Robbie Fowler’s classic along the sidelines, and Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, and Sadio Mané have all joined in the dancing in recent matches - including yesterday’s versus West Brom.
Firmino recently revealed to the Echo that not only are the celebrations pre-planned during the week, but that the trio usually rehearse them leading up to the weekend’s match. No, really.
“Whenever there is a new song out, we’ll sometimes try to rehearse a celebration so when one of us scores a goal we can celebrate it together,” Firmino said. “I find this a nice thing between team-mates to show the friendship between us and I try to do this whenever I can.”
Philippe Coutinho leads the club in league goals scored alongside Sadio Mané and James Milner with four followed by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana on three, and we’re only nine games into the season. The front three have been able to set the tone of the season with their tireless efforts and the camaraderie has paid off on the pitch with their abilities to find each other when it counts.
I think it’s fair to assume we’ll be seeing more joint goal celebrations from them in the matches to come. For now, the idea of the three of them trying out different songs and dances in the dressing room at Melwood will have to keep us company.