Schoolboy Man Utd fan gets letter from Jurgen Klopp

Ruben Hill
February 21, 2020

Jurgen Klopp has brilliantly replied to a letter from a young Manchester United fan who asked Liverpool to "stop winning".

Klopp wrote back, praising Daragh's passion, but explaining Liverpool could not drop points on his behalf.

If you win nine more games then you have the best unbeaten run in English football.

And quite understandably, the recent success of their arch-rivals have not really pleased Manchester United fans - one of whom is a ten-year from Donegal, Ireland.

Jurgen Klopp and his players are just a few steps to historical first Premier League diadem in 30 years, and with just five victories left, Liverpool may shatter some of the existing records to walk their way to the dreamland.

He implored Klopp to let the other team score. "I hope I have convinced you to not win the league or any other match ever again".

Mr Klopp added in his reply to Darragh that Liverpool have lost games in the past and they will lose them in the future because "that is football".

Speaking to RTÉ's Drivetime yesterday, Daragh said that in the letter Klopp said "unfortunately, on this occasion I can not grant your request, not through choice anyway".

While the Liverpool boss was far from swayed, he did decide to reach out to Curley, explaining why he can't let his side lose and that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were lucky to have his support.

But one for 10-year-old Manchester United supporter the prospect of a first Premier League trophy for the Reds is proving a little too much.

'I can safely say that one thing that will not change is your passion for football and for your club.

But it turns out, when his likability is not coming from eccentric coaching and hilarious press conferences, Klopp apparently exercises his popularity with a pen and paper - as his reply to Curley has not only won hearts but has also helped him earn a lot of respect from fans. I know you did not send me good luck or anything like that but it is always good to hear from a young football fan no matter what so I appreciate you getting in touch. Manchester United are lucky to have you.

Daragh's father Gordon expressed his surprise as the response from Klopp to BBC News NI.

Daragh received a registered letter in response.

"My wife was in the post office two weeks later with a registered letter addressed to Daragh".

"Daragh made a decision to write a letter of complaint to Mr Klopp".

"What I love about the letter is that it's about sportsmanship and respect too and I think saying that to a 10-year-old is great". "And it actually was Jurgen Klopp!"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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