The Chelsea owner has suggested the Premier League hold a North vs South All-Star game in England.
Jurgen Klopp has laughed off Todd Boehly’s idea to create a new All-Star match in the Premier League.
The new Chelsea owner is keen to see the English top-flight ‘take a lesson from American sports teams’. Boehly has encouraged the clubs from the northern and southern parts of England to make up two All-Star teams.
The proposal for the North vs South match has generated no response from the English FA or the Premier League. However, Klopp hasn’t shy away from pointing out its limitations.
“He doesn’t hesitate, he doesn’t wait long! Oh great!” the German boss said.
“When he finds a date for that he can call me! He forgets that in the big sports in America these players have four-month breaks so they’re quite happy to do a little bit of sport in these breaks. It’s completely different in football.
“What can I say? Does he want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters as well and let them play against a football team?
“I’m surprised by the question so please don’t judge my answers too much but maybe he can explain it to me at some point and find a proper date [for the match].”
In addition to the schedule issues, Klopp is also unsure if Premier League fans would like to see such a game.
“I’m not sure too many people want to see that,” the Liverpool boss added.
“Imagine that – Manchester United players, Liverpool players and Everton players all together in one team. It’s not a national team.
“Interesting game…and all the London guys together. Arsenal and Tottenham…did he really say that? Interesting…”