Harvey Elliot, the man who sealed Liverpool‘s victory over Crystal Palace on Dec 9, 2023 in the English Premiere League, whipped up a Kamehameha at the cheering fans to celebrate his goal.
Both teams were tied at 1-1 until Elliot delivered a great shot to earn Liverpool 3 points, taking them to the top of the table.
To celebrate that, the midfielder pulled a Goku by channeling energy between his palms and letting out a full-on Kamehameha!
Harvey Elliott with the Dragon Ball celebration!🥶🐉 pic.twitter.com/0wZqCDYyqn
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) December 9, 2023
Elliot’s teammate Ibrahima Konate confirmed that the celebration was indeed a reference to Dragon Ball on his official Twitter.
— Ibrahima Konate (@IbrahimaKonate_) December 9, 2023
Konate is a big anime fan and has celebrated with moves on the pitch himself, and he regularly posts moves from various series on social media after a Liverpool win.
About Dragon Ball:
Dragon Ball is a manga series by Akira Toriyama. It first began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984.
The manga was later adapted into a multitude of animated series, movies, and games.
The franchise consists of five different anime series, about 21 animated movies, and around 10 games spanning various platforms, from Famicon to Playstation and Xbox.
Synopsis of the Dragon Ball anime:
The story of Dragon Ball follows the life of Son Goku, a monkey-tailed boy loosely based on the traditional Chinese folk tale Journey to the West, from his life and adventures as a child all the way up to being a grandfather.
During his life, he fights many battles and eventually becomes (arguably) the strongest martial artist in the universe. He is not without help, however: the comic boasts a large ensemble cast of martial artist heroes and villains which provide the conflict that drives the story.