Man United fan begs Jurgen Klop to suspend Liverpool from title


Jurgen Klopp had a heartwarming response to a young Manchester United fan who sent a letter asking him to make Liverpool never win again.

The Reds are unbeaten in their last 43 Premier League matches and are on course to claim a first top-flight title in 30 years after finding themselves 22 points clear at the top of the table.

However, 10-year-old Daragh Curley tried to convince the Liverpool boss to not win the league by writing to him as part of a school assignment.

In a letter sent last month, the Donegal resident also told the German that he did not want to see the Merseyside club better Arsenal’s 2002 record of 49 unbeaten Premier League games.

The Glenswilly National School pupil 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.”

To the surprise of Daragh and his family, Klopp saw the letter and wrote back thanking the young United fan for getting in touch while praising his passion for the sport and his club.

However, he also looked to comfort him by highlighting that it was inevitable that his team would lose at some point due to the nature of football.

He politely declined the 10-year-old’s request, explaining that he could willingly allow Liverpool to lose as he did not want to let the club’s fanbase down.

Klopp’s reply read: “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.”

The Reds boss concluded his letter by once again praising him and stating that United was lucky to have such a loyal supporter.

The German added: “I think I can safely say that one thing that will not change is your passion for football and for your club. Manchester United are lucky to have you.

“I hope that if we are lucky enough to win more games and maybe even lift some more trophies you will not be too disappointed because although our clubs are great rivals we also share a great respect for one another.

“This, to me, is what football is all about.”


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