Jurgen Klopp savages Todd Boehly’s bonkers idea for Premier League All-Star game

Jurgen Klopp has savaged Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's suggestion of a Premier League All-Star match by joking that the Harlem Globetrotters should also make an appearance.

Boehly, who also owns Major League Baseball (MLB) side LA Dodgers, proposed the idea of a one off match between players who play for clubs in the north of England against players who play for clubs in the south while speaking at an international investors and creators conference in the US on Tuesday.

"People are talking about why don't we have more money for the Pyramid? MLB did their all star game this year," he said. "They made $200m from a Monday and a Tuesday, you could do a North vs South All-Star game from the Premier League to fund the Pyramid very easily."

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Klopp was asked about Boehly's comments in the aftermath of his side's 2-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and the Liverpool boss was quick to ridicule it.

"Great. When he finds a date for [the All-Star match] he can call me," Klopp told reporters sarcastically. "He forgets that in the big sports in America these players have four month breaks, so they're quite happy they can do a little bit of sports in these breaks, it's completely different to 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 not sure people want to see that."

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Klopp later admitted he was intrigued about the idea of Liverpool players having to coexist with players from rival teams likes Everton, Manchester United and Manchester City, but appeared to laugh off suggestions that it would work.

"And all the London guys together? Arsenal, Tottenham? Great," he added.

Boehly's grand plans didn't end with an All-Star game. The tycoon also proposed a Premier League relegation playoff tournament between the bottom four teams in the division at the end of each season.

"Ultimately, I hope the Premier League takes a little bit of a lesson out of the American sports teams and really start to think about why don’t we do a tournament with the bottom four teams," he said.


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