In case you need a little more joy in your life, let’s check in on the growing love fest between Jurgen Klopp and Adebayo Akinfenwa. After Klopp sent Akinfenwa a WhatsApp message congratulating him on his team Wycombe Wanderers’ promotion to the Championship, the boss was asked about the interaction.
“When it’s possible, in the future one day,” the manager said. “I don’t know when exactly but he is invited for the parade, 100 per cent!
“I saw, before the video, when he was sitting in the team meeting in a Liverpool kit which I thought was really funny! I watched the game last night [and] yes, he responded - he sent a video back. It’s private [what he said], at least a few things in life should stay private.
“It was nice, he was obviously really happy.”
Klopp even said that he watched the game, though from a neutral perspective.
“It was just nice to see. Yesterday before the game I was, to be 100 per cent honest, neither a Wycombe supporter or an Oxford supporter but Ben Woodburn plays for Oxford so I was slightly more on the side of Oxford. But I watched the game just because I wanted to see it and then when they won it, it’s just nice, you see how much it means to them.”
This story continues to delight me. Hopefully, whenever it’s safe for the bus parade to happen, we’ll get to see Akinfenwa involved so that he and Klopp can finally meet.