ENGLAND – As Liverpool fans are getting ready for their likely first English Premier League title in 30 years, one 10-year-old Manchester United fan is not happy with the prospect of a first EPL trophy for the Reds and he has just one request.
Daragh Curley is not happy with Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League this term, so he decided to do something about it, he wrote a letter to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp asking for just one thing from him – to never win again!
The letter published by DailyMail read:–
“Dear Jurgen Klopp, My name is Daragh. I am 10 years old. I go to Glenswilly N.S in Donegal. I support Man United and the reason I am writing is to complain.
“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 tam score. I hope I have convinced you to not win the league or win another match ever again. Yours sincerely, Daragh.”
Daragh was left stunned though when he received an official reply from Klopp, who although politely turned down his request, also offered words of wisdom to give the young United fan hope for the future.
Klopp’s reply came explaining that while he cannot make Liverpool lose by choice, he also had a duty to make millions of Reds fans around the world happy, saying: 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.”
Klopp also explained to the 10-year-old how dominance was not permanent and the cycle of football will lead to eventual change.
The Reds boss then praised his passion and how he was a credit to Manchester United as a supporter.
“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.
“Although our clubs are great rivals we also share a great respect for one another. This, to me, is what football is all about.”