‘Did he really say that?’ – Jurgen Klopp mocks Todd Boehly’s All-Star Premier League game idea
According to the report from talksport, Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp was nonplussed by Todd Boehly’s plans for a Premier League All-Star match to be staged in the future.
The report has it that the Chelsea owner revealed his ambitions for a US style exhibition match between Northern and Southern clubs in the top flight. Boehly, who is co-owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team, added the match could help raise funds for the football pyramid as he suggested Premier League clubs would do well to ‘take a lesson from American sports teams.’Information Guide Nigeria
“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.”JAMB Result
But it’s safe to say the Liverpool boss isn’t sold on the idea.
Asked about Boehly’s plans after the Reds’ win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Klopp said: “He doesn’t hesitate, he doesn’t wait long! Oh great!
“When he finds a date for that he can call me! He forgets that in the big sports in America these players have four-month breaks so they’re quite happy to do a little bit of sport in these breaks.
“It’s completely different in football. “What can I say? Does he want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters as well and let them play against a football team?”