Gary Lineker has responded to criticism of his frenzied celebrations of Lionel Messi's stunning free-kick goal against Liverpool, saying he was simply "celebrating greatness".
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 1, 2019
After receiving criticism from some English fans on social media, Lineker – a former Barcelona player – tweeted: "Seem to have upset a few @LFC fans by celebrating greatness last night.
"Admittedly it was a bit cringe, but as a former player who loves @FCBarcelona I make no apologies for dancing to the diminutive Dios."
Messi's goal was the 600th of his career, matching Cristiano Ronaldo who hit the same number earlier this week during Juventus' 1-1 draw with Inter Milan.
The Argentine's goal made Liverpool the sixth English opponent he has scored against in the Champions League.