Late in February, internet went into a frenzy when a certain 10-year-old Manchester United fan, Daragh Curley, wrote to Jurgen Klopp – as part of his school project – asking him to stop winning games. To everyone’s surprise, the young boy received a response from the German himself.
Daragh’s request was thoroughly denied by Klopp, but since the incident, the Reds have lost as many as three of their four games, with their only victory coming in an agonizingly close 3-2 affair against West Ham United on February 25.
Liverpool’s first defeat during the tenure came against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the round-of-16 of the UEFA Champions League, where a goal from Saul was enough to seal the game for the Spanish side. The Reds then travelled to London before visiting Vicarage Road to face a relegation-threatened Watford. While everyone thought it to be a cakewalk for the Reds, the Hornets stung Klopp by 3-0 to hand his team their first league defeat of the season.
At Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, Liverpool squared off against Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup, and despite playing an almost full-strength squad, the likes of Willian and former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley added to their misery to hand them a 2-0 defeat, thus eliminating them out of the competition.
Maybe Daragh Curley should keep writing to a Jurgen Klopp— Ross Yusof (@RedR055) March 1, 2020
Destiny has favoured Daragh and all other Manchester United fans like him this time, but the fact remains that Liverpool continue to lead the Premier League tally by a whopping 22 points. As for the little kid from County Donegal, his excitement went sky high when Manchester United invited him to the Old Trafford after his "novel attempt to derail Liverpool's Premier League campaign".