‘Did he really say it?’ – Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp slams Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s Premier League All-Star game plans

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.


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has blasted the concept of a Premier League All-Stars gameCredit: PA
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reckons the match could raise lots of money for the football pyramid


Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reckons the match could raise lots of money for the football pyramidCredit: Reuters

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.

And a Premier League clash of North vs South could generate similar revenue to help boost the football pyramid.

Boehly said: “People are talking about why don’t we have more money for the Pyramid?

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“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?

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“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?”

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