A 10-year-old Manchester United fan, Daragh Curley, has written Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, demanding that the Premier League leaders stopped winning so many games.
The young fan, who wrote Klopp for a school assignment, asked in a letter if it could be possible for Liverpool to deliberately lose some games so as not to win the league.
The German tactician replied the letter, praising Curley’s passion for the game but explained to him that it was not possible for the club to lose games because of him.
Daragh’s dad, Gordon Curley, revealed that the letter was written as part of a project at his son’s school – Glenswilly National School.
He stated that while other pupils wrote fan letters, his son decided to do something unique.
“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,” he quoted his son as writing in the letter.
He said Klopp’s reply to the letter shocked everyone.
“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’s reply read in part.