In the letter Daragh wrote:
Dear Jurgen Klopp.
My name is Daragh. I am 10 years old. [...] I support Man United and the reason I am writing is to complain.
Liverpool are winning too many games. If you win 9 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 win another match ever again.
In an unexpected and respectful response, Klopp wrote to the young fan:
Firstly, I would like to thank you for writing to me. I know you did not send me good luck or anything like that but it is always good to hear from a young football fan no matter what so I appreciate you getting in touch.
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. The problem is when you are 10 years old you think that things will always be as they are now but if there is one thing I can tell you as 52 years old it is that this most definitely isn't the case.
Having read your letter, though, I think 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.
I hope that if we are lucky enough to win more games and maybe even lift some more trophies you will not be too disappointed because although our clubs are great rivals we also share a great respect for one another.This, to me, is what football is all about.
Take care and good luck,
The little fan was extremely impressed, according to his father, and even brought the letter to school to show it to his friends.
We, as sports fans, can learn a lot from this communication. Most of all, that the mutual respect and passion for our favorite sport should be above all rivalry.
Category: Sports fun
Tags: Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Jürgen Klopp