Adebayo Akinfenwa Gets Brilliantly 'Hit Up On Whatsapp' By Jurgen Klopp
Ade Akinfenwa was hit up on Whatsapp by the only manager he wanted any messages from, after Jurgen Klopp sent him a video congratulating him on getting promoted.
Four years ago Akinfenwa helped AFC Wimbledon get into League One, scoring in the League Two play-off final, but his contract expired after the match and he famously told managers to 'hit him up on Whatsapp' in his legendary post match interview.
On Monday night an emotional and pumped up Akinfenwa was back being interviewed after being part of the Wycombe side who reached the Championship, with a 2-1 win over Oxford at Wembley in another play-off final, and this time he only wanted messages from Klopp.
We LOVE Adebayo Akinfenwa! What an interview pic.twitter.com/DAgyYHTLTI
- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) July 13, 2020
The German has spent all season delivering for Liverpool fans and, just because his side have already run away with the league, he wasn't going to stop now.
Klopp sent the Wycombe striker a message on Whatsapp to congratulate him after watching the match, although he revealed that Jordan Henderson had told him about the post match interview.
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 :muscle::pray::blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/9RgiKZkYt2
- daRealAAkinfenwa (@daRealAkinfenwa) July 13, 2020
The striker, known for his big physique and even bigger personality, started his career in Lithuania, scoring the winning goal in the Lithuanian Cup final and playing in the UEFA Cup, before moving to the Welsh Premier League.
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After just over a season with Barry Town he moved to then League Two side Boston United and since 2003 has played for 11 different clubs, have two spells at both Gillingham and Northampton Town.
The move to Wycombe, after his time at Wimbledon came to an end, has seen the 38-year-old be the club's top scorer for all four regular seasons, though Joe Jacobson's goals in the play-offs took him above the striker this season, and the club have been promoted twice and now to the Championship for the first time.
Gareth Ainsworth's side were actually outside the play-off places in eighth when the season was curtailed due to Covid-19 but the points per game system that the season finished on saw then move up to third.
They beat Fleetwood Town 6-3 on aggregate in the semi-final to set up their Wembley date with Oxford. Anthony Stewart gave them an early lead before Mark Sykes equalied in the second half for The Us.
With just 11 minutes left Jacobson scored from the penalty spot and Wycombe and Akinfenwa were in the Championship for the first time.