The proposal of an All-Star Game in the Premier League, made by the new owner of Chelsea, elicited an amused reaction from Jurgen Klopp.
Owner of Chelsea since this summer, Todd Boehly tries to impose his style in his club, but he also has ideas to revolutionize English football. Thus, the new boss of the Blues proposed to draw inspiration from American sports by establishing a tournament with the last four of the classification to decide on the relegated teams, or an All-Star Game between the best players in the championship, divided between North and South .
Asked about the subject, Jurgen Klopp seemed unconvinced by this proposal. “He didn’t wait long, the Liverpool coach had fun at a press conference. Great, when he finds a date for this match, he can call me. He forgets that in major American sports, players have a four-month break between seasons. It’s completely different in football. What can I say ? Does he also want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters back and let them play against a football team? »
“He (Boehly) didn’t wait long, did he? When he has a date for that, let him call me… And he’s also going to play the Harlem Globe Trotters? »
Klopp annoyed by US owner Chelsea’s idea of staging an All Star North-South game in PL
— Bruno Constant (@Bruno_Constant) September 14, 2022
“He really said that?” »
Clearly mocking, Klopp extended his thoughts as he imagined what such a game might look like. “I’m surprised by this question so don’t judge my answers too much, he explained. Maybe he (Boehly) can explain his idea to me at some point and find a date. I’m not sure people want to see that. Just imagine, the players of Man United, Liverpool and Everton (rival clubs, editor’s note), all in the same team. It’s North versus South, so that means there would be Newcastle too. Interesting. And all the guys from London together, those from Arsenal and Tottenham? Great. He really said that? It’s awesome. »
If we entertained Todd Boehly’s idea of an “all-star” game, would you pick the teams on merit or just throw in the biggest names? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/T5RV5E3rGQ
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) September 14, 2022
The Premier League players, already subject to hellish paces, surely don’t want this exhibition match…