After a drab first-half during the Premier League match at Sunderland, Toffees striker Lukaku scored an 11-minute hat-trick at the Stadium of Light to ensure all three points were heading back to Merseyside, and ended his scoring drought which dated back 13 league matches.
It was a fabulous display by the Belgian – who also scored twice for his country last week – and he seemed to be in buoyant mood when interviewed by the Sky Sports cameras afterwards.
Although when asked about why he’d gone so long without finding the net, he simply replied that he had to be “like a serial killer”.
The comment didn’t go unnoticed on social media – and just about no-one had any idea what he was on about:
I liked Lekaku's response in the post match interview when he said "I need to be a serial killer if I want the team to win something"?
— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) September 12, 2016
Did Lukaku just say " I have to be a serial killer? Or I'm wrong
— POGBA E07 (@EDDINALDOEDDUR1) September 12, 2016
Romelu Lukaku asked if he should have scored more tonight "Yes I need to be more of a serial killer"
Alright, calm down mate! ? #FPL
— fplbet (@fplbet) September 12, 2016
Lukaku saying he needs to be a serial killer to score more goals ??
— sam drake (@samdrake_95) September 12, 2016
Serial killer #romelulukaku
— Frazer Bates (@FrazerBates) September 12, 2016
Lmaooooo serial killer u know… #Lukaku ??
— Angel (@Angel__James) September 12, 2016
Did Lukaku just say "i need to be a serial killer to take more chances" ……#clevercookie
— tippers (@TippersSimon) September 12, 2016
Lukaku has to be more of a serial killer? I did hear that correctly right?
— Lee Edwards (@lee_edwards22) September 12, 2016
'I have to be more of a serial killer' hahahahaha
— Lozefc (@Lozefc) September 12, 2016
Romelu Lukaku: "I know I have to be a bit more of a serial killer you know". Alright Rom, calm down ??
— Shaun Sweeney (@ShaunTSweeney) September 12, 2016
Romelu Lukaku, September 12th, 10.02pm…
'I need to be more of a serial killer'
Remember that folks ?
— Matt Hibbert (@MattHibbert) September 12, 2016
If you wake up in the middle of the night and Lukaku is standing at the end of your bed…RUN!