A young Manchester United fan sent a hilarious letter to Jurgen Klopp, requesting that he make Liverpool lose some games between now and the end of the season.
You can’t blame the kid for trying — nobody in the right state of mind is enjoying this season as the Scousers run away with the title — but the German coach politely declined.
Liverpool are on course to win their first league title in 30 years.
The 10-year-old in question has never seen Liverpool win the league and neither have I, and I’m 14 years older!
We’ve sourced pictures of the letter via the Daily Mail.
The letter 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.’
The kid was probably left stunned when he received an official reply from Klopp, which again was written in good nature. He explains on this occasion he cannot grant Daragh’s request.
‘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.’
The Liverpool manager also explained to the 10-year-old how dominance was not permanent ad the cycle of football will lead to change. He then praised the kid’s 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.’
All in good gesture.