Klopp Congratulates Nigerian Striker Over Wycombe Championship Promotion

July 14, 2020
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has congratulated England-born Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa following Wycombe’s promotion to the Championship.

Wycombe defeated Oxford United 2-1 in the League One playoff final on Monday night and will play in the Championship for the first time in their history next season.

After full-time the 38-year-old told Sky Sports the only person that can hit him up on WhatsApp this time is Klopp, so they can celebrate together. 

Klopp then responded to Akinfenwa’s request to by sending the striker a congratulatory video message.

Akinfenwa then shared a video to his Twitter account in the early hours of Tuesday morning, in which he is seen still dressed in his full kit standing in a street.

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The clearly delighted player shows to the camera a video message Klopp had sent, in which the Liverpool manager says: “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.

“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 then yells in delight: “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!”

He also shared a caption along with the video which read: “Are u crazyyyyyyy the man, the myth, the legend sent me a Watsapp. Today can’t get any better. Thank you Klopp #YNWA #Beast20 #BeastMode we did it #champHereWeCome ”

Akinfenwa is considered one of the biggest personalities in English football, and recently received a fine from his club after he turned up to training with a Liverpool shirt on the day after the Reds clinched the Premier League title.

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