Jurgen Klopp makes Liverpool fan Adebayo Akinfenwa’s night by sending him congratulatory message after he asked manager to ‘hit him up on WhatsApp’ following Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship to celebrate their successes together
The forward asked the German boss ‘to hit him up on WhatsApp’ after their 2-1 victory over Oxford United in the League One play-off final on Monday night.
And Klopp has delivered by sending congratulations to Akinfenwa, who shared the video on Twitter, writing: ‘Are u crazyyyyyyy the man, the myth, the legend sent me a WhatsApp. Today can’t get any better. Thank you Klopp #YNWA #Beast20 #BeastMode we did it #champHereWeCome.’
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made Liverpool fan Adebayo Akinfenwa’s night on Monday
Klopp sent striker a congratulatory message after he asked him to ‘to hit him up on WhatsApp’
‘Hello big man. Congratulations. I watched the game but I didn’t see the post-match interviews but Hendo [Jordan Henderson] and the boys told me to get in contact with you on WhatsApp so here we go,’ Klopp said.
‘Congratulations! I’m pretty sure your whole life you wanted to be at least a Championship player and now, finally, you are there. Well done. Great, great victory.
‘Even in these strange times I hope you celebrate appropriately.’
Akinfenwa shared the video on Twitter after Wycombe earned promotion to the Championship
Akinfenwa, standing in a street wearing his full Wycombe kit, responded: ‘Come on! Klopp you’re a legend! We did it, I told you it would be up on WhatsApp, we celebrate together. You’ll Never Walk Alone! Beast mode!’
Akinfenwa joined Wycombe, who sealed their spot in the English second tier for the first time on Monday, in 2016 after leaving Wimbledon on a free, despite helping them earn promotion to League One by beating Plymouth in the League Two play-off final.
The 38-year-old forward famously declared in the post-match interview four years ago he was ‘technically unemployed’ and pleaded: ‘Any managers hit me up on the WhatsApp and get me a job’.
The former Swansea striker’s contract at Wycombe is also set to expire at the end of the campaign, but Akinfenwa insisted only Liverpool boss Klopp was allowed to get in touch with him to celebrate their successes together.
Akinfenwa said only Klopp should contact him after Wycombe’s League One play-off final win
‘Look, look, let me calm down. First and foremost, I want to thank God, because today he made the impossible possible,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘Four years ago I stood in front of you and I was technically unemployed.
‘Let me tell you something, the only person that can hit me up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp, so we can celebrate together. You get me? Oi!’
Akinfenwa wore a Liverpool shirt to Wycombe training the day after his beloved Reds were crowned Premier League champions.
Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk joined Klopp in congratulating Akinfenwa
Liverpool stars Henderson and Virgil van Dijk joined their manager in congratulating Akinfenwa on Monday night.
Henderson wrote on Twitter: ‘Congratulations big man!’ Akinfenwa replied: Come on now Hendo, Liverpool skipper, legend this just keeps getting better. Thanks brother.’
While Van Dijk Tweeted: ‘What a guy! Congrats big man! To which the forward responded: ‘Bro bro you already know the Tweet alone means a lot.’
Akinfenwa wore Liverpool shirt to Wycombe training after Liverpool were crowned champions