Klopp unimpressed by Chelsea owner Boehly’s idea for All-Star game | Football News

LONDON: chelsea owner Todd Boehlyis called for a ‘Star Match‘ in the premier league similar to those played in the United States were overlooked by the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
American Boehly, head of a consortium that completed a 4.25 billion pound ($4.91 billion) takeover of Chelsea in May, suggested at a conference in New York that a a ‘north versus south’ match would create revenue that would filter through the English football pyramid.
Klopp, however, thinks the idea is unworkable, citing an already crowded fixture list.
“He’s not waiting long. When he finds a date for that, he can call me. In American sports, these players have four-month breaks,” Klopp said after his team’s game. Champions League win against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday.
“Does he also want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters?
Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Sparks basketball teams, thinks a matchup similar to the NBA All-Star game that will pit players from the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference in February could make its mark. way in Britain.
“At the end of the day, I hope the Premier League will learn a little lesson from American sport,” Boehly said at the SALT leaders’ conference in New York on Tuesday.
“People talk about more money for the pyramid; in the MLB All-Star Game this year, we made $200 million between a Monday and a Tuesday. So we think we could do an All-Star game north against south for the Premier League, for everything the pyramid needed quite easily.”
NBA All Star Game teams are selected by vote of fans, players and media.
But Klopp believes Premier League fans would not be impressed.
“Maybe (Boehly) can explain that. I’m not sure people want to see that – United players, Liverpool players, Everton players all together. The North East too, so Newcastle .
“It’s not the national team. All the guys from London together, Arsenal, Tottenham (Hotspur), great. Did he really say it?”

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