Jurgen Klopp writes letter to young Man Utd fan who told him ‘Liverpool are winning too many games’

Adam Hamdani

A 10-year-old Manchester United supporter who wrote to Jürgen Klopp hoping to stop Liverpool winning the Premier League was left shocked when he received a personal reply from the manager.

Daragh Curley, from County Donegal, wrote to Klopp for a school project.

He asked whether it would be possible for Liverpool to lose some games so that they would not end their 30-year wait for a league title.

And Klopp wrote back to Daragh, praising his passion but explaining why Liverpool would not be dropping valuable points on his behalf.

In the letter, Daragh wrote: “Liverpool are winning too many games. If you win nine more games then you have the best unbeaten run in English football. Being a United fan that is very sad.

“So the next time Liverpool play, please make them lose. You should just let the other team score. I hope I have convinced you to not win the league or any other match ever again.”

Liverpool currently sit top of the Premier League and have won 25 of their 26 matches – drawing the other.

Klopp replied: “Unfortunately, on this occasion I cannot grant your request, not through choice anyway.

“As much as you want Liverpool to lose it is my job to do everything that I can to help Liverpool to win as there are millions of people around the world who want that to happen, so I really do not want to let them down.”

“Luckily for you, we have lost games in the past and we will lose games in the future because that is football.

“The problem is when you are 10 years old you think that things will always be as they are now but if there is one thing I can tell you as 52 years old it is that this most definitely isn’t the case.”

Klopp added that Manchester United were “lucky to have” Daragh as a supporter and finished by acknowledging that, although they are rivals, Manchester United and Liverpool “share a great respect for one another”.

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