Liverpool supervisor Juergen Klopp mentioned he has invited Wycombe Wanderers’ Adebayo Akinfenwa to their Premier League title parade shortly after sending the ahead a congratulatory message for sealing promotion to the Championship.
After Wanderers beat Oxford United within the League One playoff remaining at Wembley on Monday to safe their place within the English second-tier for the primary time, Akinfenwa had joked in his post-match interview that Klopp might “hit me up on WhatsApp”.
The German supervisor had responded with a video message and mentioned throughout a information convention on Tuesday that Akinfenwa would even be a part of their title celebration when it occurs.
“When it’s doable, sooner or later … he’s invited for the parade, 100% … I noticed he was sitting within the workforce assembly in a Liverpool package, which I assumed was actually humorous,” Klopp mentioned.
“I watched the sport … sure he responded, he despatched a video again,” Klopp added, with out giving particulars. “At the least a couple of issues in life ought to keep non-public. It was good, he was clearly actually pleased.”
Following Monday’s recreation, Akinfenwa had mirrored about his journey from being “technically unemployed” after serving to AFC Wimbledon attain English soccer’s third tier in 2016 to being promoted to the Championship with Wanderers 4 years later.
“I simply get pleasure from these form of tales … as a participant I used to be in related conditions,” Klopp mentioned. “Soccer meant every thing to me earlier than someone thought ‘it’s price giving him some cash for it’, and that has by no means modified.
“I all the time will love this recreation as a result of you may fulfil your individual desires, it simply depends upon the desires.”