Liverpool’s German supervisor Jurgen Klopp sits on the bench earlier than the UEFA Champions League, spherical of 16, first leg soccer match between Membership Atletico de Madrid and Liverpool FC on the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on February 18, 2020. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP
Jurgen Klopp has despatched a letter to a “cheeky” younger Manchester United fan explaining that he can’t grant his request for Liverpool to lose matches so they don’t win the Premier League.
Along with his aspect 22 factors away from Manchester Metropolis it could take quite a lot of defeats to stop Klopp’s unbeaten aspect from being topped English champions for the primary time since 1990.
Daragh Curley, 10, from Northern Eire, wrote to Klopp saying Liverpool had been “winning too many games”.
“If you win nine more games then you have the best unbeaten run in English football,” he stated. “Being a United fan that may be very unhappy.
“So the following time Liverpool play, please make them lose. It’s best to simply let the opposite group rating. I hope I’ve satisfied you to not win the league or another match ever once more.”
The German boss, talking at a press convention on Friday, stated he appreciated Daragh’s “cheek” and selected to jot down again.
“I cannot answer all the letters… I get a lot,” stated Klopp. “But it surely was good, it was cheeky. We had time that day so I learn the letter and I replied.
“It’s a personal factor, I get a letter, I reply and the following day it’s in a newspaper. I don’t like that an excessive amount of nevertheless it’s all advantageous.
“I’ve no issues with the supporters of different golf equipment. I feel and hope and realize it’s a free world so we are able to select our membership. I don’t assume all people must be a Liverpool fan.”
In his reply to Daragh’s letter, Klopp praised the teen’s ardour however defined Liverpool couldn’t drop factors on his behalf.
“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,” he stated.
“Luckily for you, we have lost games in the past and we will lose games in the future because that is football.”