The Reds boss could not help but react if the Red Devils supporter made the daring request.

Liverpool director Jurgen Klopp has written back to some 10-year-old Manchester United fan that sent him a letter begging for the Reds to begin losing.

While Liverpool did endure a 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid at the first leg of the Champions League last-16 clash midweek, the club have won their previous 17 Premier League games – one shy of the record held by Manchester City.

Horrified by the Reds’ great shape, young Red Devils supporter Daragh Curley took it upon himself to write to Klopp and ask him to throw in the towel.

“Liverpool are winning a lot of games. Should you win more games then you’ve got the best unbeaten streak in English soccer. Being a United fan that’s quite sad,” Curley wrote.

“So the next time Liverpool play, please make them lose. You should just let the other team score. I hope I have convinced you never to win the league or another game ever again.”

While the Liverpool boss was swayed, he’d decide to reach out to Curley, explaining why he can not allow his side lose and announcing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were blessed to have his support.

“Unfortunately, on this occasion I can’t grant your request, not through choice anyhow,” Klopp responded.

“Just as you want Liverpool to lose, it’s my task to do everything that I can to assist Liverpool to win because there are countless people around the globe who want this to happen so I truly don’t want to let them down.

“I can safely say that something which won’t change is the passion for soccer and for your own club. Manchester United is blessed to have you.

“Although our clubs are terrific competitions we also share a great respect for one another. This, to me, is what football is all about.”

Part of a school mission, Curley and his parents never imagined the German trainer would read, let alone reply to the letter.

“My wife Tricia was up in the area post office/shop and she had been advised that there was a registered letter there for Daragh Curley,” Mr Curley told the BBC.

“She was wondering who’d be sending Daragh a registered letter, but when she said it to Daragh he said’oh it is Jurgen Klopp’. And it really was Jurgen Klopp!”

Klopp will be hoping to make sure Liverpool’s winning streak in the Premier League does continue on Monday when they host West Ham.

The Reds are now 22 points clear of second-place Manchester City with United even farther back in seventh.