The striker came on in the second half of Wycombe Wanderers’ 2-1 victory over Oxford United in the League One play-off final, a result which means Wycombe will be playing in the Championship next season for the first time in the club’s history.
“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.”
In the video Akinfenwa posted on Twitter, he is watching the video still in his Wycombe kit and replied to the video saying: “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 was out of contract at the end of that season in 2016 and had been told before the League Two play-off final that his contract wouldn’t be renewed, so he said he was “technically unemployed.”
“He is invited for the parade! I saw before the video when he was sitting in the team meeting in a Liverpool kit, I thought that was really funny. He responded to the video, it was nice, he was really happy,” Klopp told reporters. “I just enjoy these kinds of stories.”