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Jurgen Klopp pens amazing letter to boy who asked for Liverpool to lose
21 February 2020, 15:33
A ten-year-old boy was stunned after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp replied to a letter he sent asking the club to "lose more games."
Manchester United fan Daragh Curley wrote to the Premier League manager as part of a school project, saying it would be “very sad” for Liverpool to continue their winning streak.
The Irish schoolboy asked Klopp to “please make them lose,” and was stunned when he replied, thanking him for the letter but saying he “cannot grant your request.”
In his letter, Daragh 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."
And he was shocked when Klopp wrote back, initially believing the letter was someone “trying to play a trick on me.”
The Liverpool manager wrote: “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.”
Klopp also mentioned the exchange in a press conference on Friday, in which he said: "It wasn't me feeling sympathetic - I had time, but I can't answer all letters I get in a day - I get a lot.
"But it was nice, it was cheeky. I had time that day so I read the letter and replied."