LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has slammed Todd Boehly after the new Chelsea owner suggested plans for a Premier League All-Star game.
American businessman Boehly knows all about money-spinning matches from his homeland.
The NBA have long hosted an annual match between the East and West Conference sides.
Boehly, who also co-owns baseball side the LA Dodgers, told the SALT conference that MLB’s latest All-Star game generated over £170million.
Boehly said: “People are talking about why don’t we have more money for the Pyramid?
“MLB did their All-Star game this year. 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.”
But Liverpool’s Klopp made it clear that he is not a fan of the idea.
He scoffed at the mere suggestion of an All-Star game due to the lack of breaks Premier League footballers get.
And Klopp also claimed the general public would not be fans of watching such an event.
He said: “Great. When he finds a date he can call me.
“He forgets that in the big sports in America these players have four month breaks.
“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. United, Liverpool, City, Everton players all together.
“It’s not the national team. Did he really say it?”