Robert Lewandowski paid a classy tribute to Gerd Muller after equalling his Bundesliga goal record.
The Bayern Munich star scored his 40th league goal of the season in Saturday’s clash with Freiburg.
Lewandowski lifted up his Bayern Munich shirt to reveal an image of Muller’s face with the caption, ‘4ever Gerd’.
He is only the second player in Bundesliga history to reach that tally in a single season after Muller set the record in the 1971/72 campaign.
What makes it even more impressive is that Lewandowski got to 40 goals in six fewer games than Muller.
Lewandowski’s goals have helped Bayern Munich win a ninth successive Bundesliga title this season.
With two years left on his Bayern contract, club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently insisted his star man was going nowhere.
He said: “Sure he stays. Who sells a player that scores 60 goals a year?”
Bayern Munich look set to get even stronger with the arrival of highly-rated manager Julian Nagelsmann, who will replace Hansi Flick ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Bayern have also secured the services of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano after triggering his £38million release clause.