A young Manchester United fan has received a reply from Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, after he wrote to the German asking Liverpool to lose.

Darragh Curley, from Donegal, is 10-years-old wrote to Mr Klopp as part of a school assignment.

He said: "Liverpool are winning too many games. If you win nine more then you will have the best unbeaten run in English football.

"Being a United fan that is very sad."

Amazingly, the Liverpool manager replied to young Darragh.

In his reply, he said: "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."

Liverpool are currently 22-points-clear at the top of the Premier League and haven't lost in the league since January 2019, meaning the reds are on course for a first league title in 30 years.

Mr Klopp added in his reply to Darragh that Liverpool have lost games in the past and they will lose them in the future because "that is football".

He finished off the letter saying: "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, Jurgen."