- 10-year-old Manchester United fan Daragh Curley wrote a letter to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in January asking his team to stop winning.
- Since then, the German's side has slumped to three defeats in the last fortnight, having previously only lost once all season.
- "Liverpool are winning too many games," Curley wrote, according to the BBC. "So the next time Liverpool play, please make them lose."
- Liverpool lost to Atletico Madrid on February 18, Watford 11 days later, and Chelsea on Tuesday, however Klopp says Curley's curse is not to blame.
- "It went our way for so long because we defended outstandingly," he told the club's website. "We have conceded absolutely too many goals."
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Liverpool FC had been beaten just once all season when 10-year-old Manchester United fan Daragh Curley wrote a letter to Jurgen Klopp asking his side to lose more often.
Now, the club has lost three of its last four matches over the space of just two weeks.
Curley, from County Donegal, Ireland, sent his letter to Klopp in January as part of a school project, according to the BBC.
"Liverpool are winning too many games," he wrote. "If you win nine 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 any other match ever again."
Klopp replied to the "cheeky" young Irishman, saying he "cannot grant" his request because it is his job to help Liverpool win, however since getting the letter, the German's side has slumped to three defeats in a fortnight.
Liverpool was beaten 1-0 by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 on February 18, before crashing to a first Premier League defeat of the season at the hands of Watford last Saturday.
On Tuesday, Klopp's side was then eliminated from the FA Cup at the hands of Chelsea, which ran out 2-0 winners at Stamford Bridge courtesy of goals from Willian and Ross Barkley.
After the defeat at Chelsea, Klopp blamed Liverpool's defensive instability, not Curley's curse, for its poor run of form.
"Look, it went our way for so long because we defended outstandingly," he told the club's website. "Usually you don't get a lot of chances against us and stuff like this, but now we have to admit that in the last three games – [maybe] four – we have conceded absolutely too many goals."
He added: "I am not worried about the momentum — momentum is not something you get as a present, you have to get it to keep it. We have always a chance to get it back."
Liverpool next face Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday March 7. A win will move it to within just nine points of clinching the Premier League title.
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