Jurgen Klopp congratulates Adebayo Akinfenwa after Wycombe's play-off success
Klopp to Akinfenwa: "Even in these strange times I hope you celebrate, appropriately!"
Last Updated: 14/07/20 2:55pm
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sent Adebayo Akinfenwa a congratulatory video message after the forward helped Wycombe secure promotion to the Championship.
In 2016, Liverpool fan Akinfenwa asked managers to "hit me up on Whatsapp and get me a job" after helping AFC Wimbledon secure promotion to League One, having said he believed he was "technically unemployed".
But after Wycombe beat Oxford 2-1 at Wembley on Monday night, Akinfenwa said: "Let me tell you something, the only person who can hit me up on Whatsapp this time is Klopp, so we can celebrate together."
Fresh from leading Liverpool to their first Premier League title, Klopp duly messaged the Wycombe man, while Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk were among the players to get in touch.
In his message, Klopp said; "Congratulations. I watched the game and I didn't see the post-match interviews but Hendo or my players told me that you want to get in contact with me on Whatsapp.
"Here we go, congratulations!
"I'm pretty sure you were your whole life 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 a video of himself watching the message to his Twitter page, and afterwards said: "Klopp, you're a legend!"
In his media conference on Tuesday, Klopp invited Akinfenwa to celebrate with Liverpool.
Klopp added: "When it is possible, in the future one day - I don't know exactly, but he is invited for the parade - 100 per cent.
"I saw the video when I was sitting in the team meeting before and thought it was really funny.
"He sent me a video back but that is private. At least a few things in life should stay private but it was nice, he was obviously really happy."