Saido Berahino being 'professional' by not celebrating

Saido Berahino
Saido Berahino has scored 13 goals so far this season

West Brom striker Saido Berahino has said he was acting "professionally" by not celebrating his four-goal haul in the FA Cup win against Gateshead.

Berahino, 21, scored an 11-minute hat-trick before grabbing his fourth in West Brom's 7-0 win in the third round.

"I was just handling business and acting professionally and that's it," said Berahino, who has been linked with a January moveexternal-link away from the club.

"There's no need for me to explain myself on not celebrating goals."

Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing the England Under-21 international, who has scored 13 goals this season.

In December, the Baggies described reports linking the striker with a £23m move to Liverpool as "entire fabrication".

"I just have to do what I do on the pitch," said Berahino. "I'm a West Bromwich Albion player and I've just got to perform for them and try to get as many goals as I can and contribute to wins.

"It's not really difficult because I just ignore the stories and I don't really read anything into it.

"Newspapers have said bad things about me so I'm not really fussed what they have to say about where I'm going or what will happen. I just ignore it all."