All-Star Game in the Premier League: Klopp laughs at Boehly's proposal

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has made a curious proposal for Premier League clubs to generate further revenue.

All-Star Game in the Premier League: Klopp laughs at Boehly's proposal

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has made a curious proposal for Premier League clubs to generate further revenue. However, Jürgen Klopp is not a fan of the idea.

Boehly, who also co-owns the LA Dodgers baseball team, suggested that the Premier League should take America's sports teams as its example and host an All-Star Game in the future.

He suggested that such a duel should be played out between a team made up of the best players from England's southern clubs and a team made up of the best players from northern clubs.

But given the already busy schedule, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not enthusiastic about the proposal. "He doesn't hesitate, he doesn't wait long! Great!" Said the German smugly, as Boehly has only been active at Chelsea for a few weeks and still wants to push for changes.

"If he finds a date for [the All-Star Game], he can call me! He forgets that in the major sports in America, players have four-month breaks and they like to do a bit of exercise during those breaks. In football, it's it's completely different," Klopp said a little more seriously.

"What can I say? Does he also want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters and let them play a football team? I'm surprised by the question," admitted Klopp, "so please don't judge my answers too much, but maybe someday he can explain and find a suitable date [for the game]."

Klopp wasn't sure how popular such a game would be with fans either, as it would force rivals to be on the same page. "I'm not sure a lot of people want to see that," he added. "Imagine that - players from Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton in one team. This is not a national team."

"Interesting game... and all the London boys together. Arsenal and Tottenham... did he really say that? Interesting..."

This article was originally published on 90min.com as Premier League All-Star Game: Klopp laughs at Boehly's proposal.

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