English Premiership

Jurgen Klopp responds to 10-year-old Man United fan's letter

2020-02-21 14:59
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp responded personally to a hilarious letter sent by a 10-year-old Manchester United fan requesting if it were possible that Liverpool start losing games as they are winning too many.

Daragh Curley wrote to the Liverpool manager as part of a school assignment and made a desperate bid to stop the Reds winning the title.

To his surprise the German responded personally in a signed letter explaining that he could not force his team to throw games even if wanted to.

In the letter Curley 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."

Klopp responded by praising the youngster's passion for football but that it was his job to give Liverpool the best chance at winning games as he didn't want to disappoint the club's millions of supporters.

"Unfortunately, on this occasion I cannot grant your request, not through choice anyway," Klopp said.

"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."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Sunday, 05 April 2020
Manchester City v Liverpool, Etihad Stadium 02:00
West Ham United v Chelsea, London Stadium 02:00
Monday, 06 April 2020
Everton v Leicester City, Goodison Park 02:00
Friday, 10 April 2020
Newcastle United v West Ham United, St. James' Park 02:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.