Christian Benteke has revealed that basketball player LeBron James has "inspired" him and that he models his 'Silencer' celebration on the well-known gesture made famous by the iconic American.
In an interview with Premier League Productions, Benteke also revealed several of his Premier League 'bests', including:
Best Premier League goal: "Probably against [Manchester] United with Liverpool because it was one of the biggest derbies in the world so it was a nice feeling to score against United."
Best Premier League match: "Against Sunderland when I was at Villa; my first hat-trick."
Best celebration: "Now, when I do the 'Silencer' celebration. It’s just because I’m a big fan of LeBron James, he inspired me a lot so I’m trying to do the same as him."
Best Premier League teammate: "Eden Hazard."
Best Premier League opponent: "Kevin De Bruyne."
Best career achievement: "To be able to play in my dream league, to be able to play English football for years. I’m blessed to be able to play and enjoy."