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05th Mar 2021

Mason Mount explains anime-inspired goal celebration after Liverpool winner

Simon Lloyd

Mount revealed what was behind his unusual celebration after full-time

Yes, Chelsea’s win at Anfield on Thursday night was a pretty big deal.

Not only did it provide a hefty boost to Thomas Tuchel’s side’s hopes of securing a Champions League berth for next season, it was also history in the making: the first time Liverpool had ever lost five consecutive home games.

But never mind all that. That isn’t why we’re here, is it? Instead, you’re wondering why on earth Mason Mount decided on that particular goal celebration after scoring the only goal of the game. Y’know, the important stuff.

Thankfully, Mount explained his choice of celebration towards the end of his interview with Sky Sports after the game, meaning none of us need spend another night lying awake thinking about it any longer.

“We take a lot of flights to away games and me and Chilly (Ben Chilwell) sit behind Kurt Zouma on the plane,” Mount said.

“He’s always watching anime cartoons and we always just watch it from behind him.

“So that was the celebration. I said to Chilly if I score or if he scores, we do it.

“Obviously I scored today and we’ve done it and it was for Zouma as well.”

So there you go. Glad that’s been cleared up.

Chelsea’s victory moves them into the top four, overtaking Everton, who briefly entered the Champions League spots after their 1-0 win over relegation-battling West Brom earlier in the evening.

Liverpool, meanwhile, sit seventh, and in serious danger of missing out on being part of Europe’s premier cup competition next season – something which would have been unthinkable a year ago.