Wycombe Wanderers forward and Liverpool fan Adebayo Akinfenwa has exclusively told Anfield Watch that he would probably get sent off if he scored in the Champions League final for the club.
Akinfenwa was given a hypothetical scenario involving him scoring the winning penalty in a Champions League final for Liverpool and struggled to think about how he would celebrate. The Championship forward pointed to Divock Origi and his winning goal against Tottenham in the final in 2019, adding that the whole world would hear him scream if he was in that position.
Speaking exclusively to Anfield Watch, Akinfenwa opened up on what he would do in that scenario. “Listen… you know what? I don’t even know. You know that there, you know what (Divock) Origi did there where he scored it and made it. You know what? With fans, without fans, the whole world is going to hear me scream, you know what I’m saying?
“With fans, I could easily get sent off because I’m gonna run into the crowd and stay there. It is just a madness to think and them Liverpool mandem have done it. It’s a madness, I just couldn’t even tell you.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Scoring in the Champions League final for the club you support is arguably the biggest dream supporters have or, at the very least, is right up there as one of them. Of course, Origi is not a born-and-bred Liverpool fan, but – as Akinfenwa alludes to – it must have been an incredible moment for him to seal the victory in the final with a crisp finish into the bottom corner.
If Akinfenwa managed to get sent off after scoring the winner in a Champions League final, it could be hard to judge him for it! The emotions that would be running through your head if you scored in that position for your boyhood club are unimaginable, so it is no surprise that Akinfenwa was not sure about what exactly he would do as a celebration.
See more of our interview with Adebayo below.
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