July 14, 2020 / 4:42 AM / 21 days ago

Klopp sends congratulatory message to Wycombe's Akinfenwa

FILE PHOTO: League One - Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol Rovers - Adams Park, High Wycombe, Britain - February 8, 2020 Wycombe Wanderers Adebayo Akinfenwa celebrates scoring their first goal and reacts to Bristol Rovers fans. Action Images/Adam Holt

(Reuters) - Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has received a congratulatory message from Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp after his side sealed promotion to the Championship.

Wanderers beat Oxford United 2-1 in the League One playoff final at Wembley Stadium on Monday to secure their place in the English second-tier for the first time.

The 38-year-old Akinfenwa joked in his post-match interview that Klopp, who guided Liverpool to the Premier League title this season, could “hit me up on WhatsApp” to celebrate their successes together.

“Hello big man, congratulations,” Klopp says in a video posted by Akinfenwa on Twitter.

“I’m pretty sure 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.”

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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