Liverpool cult hero's son drops dad's ICONIC celebration in FA Youth Cup final win

Emile Heskey is a Liverpool cult hero, having spent five seasons at the club around the turn of the century and racking up the trophy wins.  

The England striker scored 60 times for the Reds throughout his spell on Merseyside, winning an FA Cup, a UEFA Cup and two League Cups among other honours, having signed from Leicester for a club-record £11 million fee in March 2000.

He was the favoured partner of Michael Owen in the Liverpool and England ranks, scoring in the Three Lions’ famous 5-1 win away in Germany on a night when the Ballon d'Or winner claimed a hat-trick. 

Heskey marked that goal in his own iconic fashion, deploying his famous DJ goal celebration that became so popular throughout his time at Anfield. 

And that celebration has made a comeback with Heskey’s son, Jaden, and could be set for a new lease of life. 

The 18-year-old centre forward scored in Manchester City’s FA Youth Cup victory over Leeds United on Friday night with his side running out 4-0 winners. 


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Latching on to a Farid Alfa-Ruprecht cross from the right side, he turned in City’s second goal of the encounter on the hour mark with a move which brought to mind his father's movement in front of goal. 

The No.9 then pulled out his Dad’s famous celebration to mark the occasion with the FA Cup’s official Instagram account picking up on the tribute shortly after. 

Stephen Mfuni and Matty Warhurst were City’s other goalscorers after an own goal from Leeds defender Joe Richards gave the Cityzens a head start at the Etihad. 

It was Man City’s fourth under-18 FA Cup final success. 

Heskey junior is well regarded in the City youth academy and has featured as both striker and central midfielder this season under Ben Wilkinson. 

He’s got 11 goals in 35 games in all competitions to his name, including three goals in six games at Premier League 2 level. 

Jaden signed his first professional deal with City last summer and has another brother, Reigan, in the youth ranks alongside him at the club.

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