Jurgen Klopp has despatched a letter to a “cheeky” younger Manchester United fan explaining that he cannot grant his request for Liverpool to lose matches so they don’t win the Premier League. Together with his facet 22 factors away from Manchester Metropolis it might take various defeats to stop Klopp’s unbeaten facet from being topped English champions for the primary time since 1990. Daragh Curley, 10, from Northern Eire, wrote to Klopp saying Liverpool had been “successful too many video games”.
“Should you win 9 extra video games then you might have one of the best unbeaten run in English soccer,” he mentioned. “Being a United fan that could be very unhappy.
“So the subsequent time Liverpool play, please make them lose. You need to simply let the opposite group rating. I hope I’ve satisfied you to not win the league or some other match ever once more.”
The German boss, talking at a press convention on Friday, mentioned he appreciated Daragh’s “cheek” and selected to write down again.
“I can not reply all of the letters… I get loads,” mentioned Klopp. “However it was good, it was cheeky. We had time that day so I learn the letter and I replied.
“It is a non-public factor, I get a letter, I reply and the subsequent day it is in a newspaper. I do not like that an excessive amount of but it surely’s all positive.
“I’ve no issues with the supporters of different golf equipment. I feel and hope and know it is a free world so we are able to select our membership. I do not assume all people needs to be a Liverpool fan.”
In his reply to Daragh’s letter, Klopp praised the teenager’s ardour however defined Liverpool couldn’t drop factors on his behalf.
“As a lot as you need Liverpool to lose, it’s my job to do all the pieces that I can to assist Liverpool to win as there are thousands and thousands of individuals around the globe who need that to occur, so I actually don’t wish to allow them to down,” he mentioned.
“Fortunately for you, we have now misplaced video games previously and we are going to lose video games sooner or later as a result of that’s soccer.”