Luke Littler isn’t going to stop winding up football fans annoyed by deleted Jurgen Klopp joke and Neal Maupay dig


Luke Littler has told football fans wound up by his cheeky social media posts: ‘Can’t hack it, bad luck’.

Since rising to fame, the 17-year-old darts sensation has taken part in a fair share of high-profile football banter online.

Littler has caused a stir lately online and he says he's loving it


Littler has caused a stir lately online and he says he’s loving itCredit: Getty

As a staunch Manchester United fan, the PDC World Darts Championship runner-up caught fans’ eyes as he poked some fun at Liverpool when the Red Devils knocked them out of the FA Cup in a now-deleted post.

“What’s the difference between Luke Littler & Jurgen Klopp?” the youngster wrote on his X. “Littler has more trebles!”

His fun wasn’t over there though, with Littler biting back at Premier League wind-up merchant Neal Maupay’s Instagram dig at Man United star Scott McTominay after the sides’ 1-1 draw.

Now, though, the PDC World Youth champion has revealed he doesn’t plan on packing his ‘fun’ posts anytime soon, despite what rivals fans might say.

Littler is quoted telling The Sun: “I enjoy it – everyone knows who Neal Maupay is and what he does.

“Personally, I laugh at what he does, so I had my 20p worth, and why not?

“It’s all part of the fun. With the Newcastle fans, I had a bit of banter with Chris Dobey and United beating Liverpool was a big game to win.

“So I had my 20p worth on social media again. If other people can’t hack it, bad luck.”

Littler couldn't help but respond to Maupay after this post digging out his side's midfielder


Littler couldn’t help but respond to Maupay after this post digging out his side’s midfielderCredit: @nealmaupay_ X

Away from his harmless timeline banter, Littler is currently second in the Premier League Darts table.

He is set to face Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals on night 10 at Manchester’s AO Arena on Thursday – the same opponent he saw off last Thursday in the semi-finals in Belfast before claiming his maiden Premier League night win.

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The youngster has now beaten every active PDC World Darts Champion since his run to the final at Alexandra Palace aside from Flying Scotsman Gary Anderson, whom he has yet to play.

Speaking about his rise, Littler said: “As a teenage boy, I still can’t believe I’m playing these guys week-in, week-out. Now I’ve won a Premier League night by beating Luke, Michael and Nathan [Aspinall], who have all won multiple majors. It’s what you dream of.

“Playing in Manchester is the night I’ve looked forward to the most – I’m a United fan and I can’t wait to get on that stage in front of a ‘home’ crowd.

“It would mean the world to win in front of all those people, at one of the biggest arenas in the country. I’ve got a tough game – Michael [van Gerwen] brings the best out of me but I seem to bring the best out of him.

Littler is back in action on Thursday


Littler is back in action on ThursdayCredit: Getty

“He hasn’t been in the best of form but we know he’s got those extra gears to switch on. I’m well-placed in the table and I feel comfortable now I’m second.

“Hopefully the crowd will be on my side, and they will get involved on the walk-on. But as soon as the referee says ‘Game on’, I won’t be swept up by the noise. That’s what all of us have to do on Premier League nights.

“There’s going to be noise every dart you throw so you have to enjoy the noise but also shut it out when the pressure’s on.”



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