Jurgen Klopp hits back at Todd Boelhy’s suggestion of All Star game in England

Jurgen Klopp hits back at Todd Boelhy’s suggestion of All Star game in England

  • Jurgen Klopp hits back at Todd Boelhy’s suggestion of al All-Star game in England
  • Jurgen Klopp sarcastically dismissed Chelsea owner Todd Boelhy’s suggestion to have ‘North versus South All-Star game for the Premier League’
  • Boelhy argued that the Premier League could learn from the American format of sports
  • But Klopp was quick to shoot down the proposal with an ironic statement

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was quick to shoot down a proposal by Chelsea owner Todd Boelhy to have an All-Star north vs south football fixture.

In the wake of the Reds’ 2-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, September 13, Klopp was asked what he thought about Boelhy’s ideology.

The American businessman recently revealed plans to revolutionize football in England in the coming years.

Boelhy, Chelsea
Todd Boehly, the Chelsea owner looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 27, 2022. Photo by David Rogers.
Source: Getty Images

In a New York conference on Tuesday, Boelhy boldly stated England could borrow a leaf from the American game and perhaps organize a an All-Star fixture between northern and southern English football clubs.

Read also

Virgil Van Dijk calls out retired footballers after Liverpool's 2-1 win over Ajax

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

“Ultimately I hope the Premier League takes a little bit of a lesson from American sports,” said Boehly.
“And really starts to figure out, why don’t we do a tournament with the bottom four sports teams, why isn’t there an All-Star game?

In response, Klopp completely dismissed the idea with ironic comments.

"He hasn't waited long! Oh great, maybe he can find a date for it. It's completely different in America. Does he want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters as well?" Klopp said as quoted on GOAL.

Boelhy has been subject to debate in recent days, especially after his move to sack Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea manager.

Graham Potter has since been installed as the new boss on a five-year contract, with the Chelsea hierarchy determined to have the next manager stay for the long term.

Read also

Former Spurs star rips Liverpool team into pieces, labels captain and 2 other top stars as 'extremely average'

Van Dijk's message to former footballers

Elsewhere, Virgil Van Dijk called out former football stars criticizing his team after a poor start to the season.

The Reds had come under scrutiny after a 0-0 draw against Everton which was followed by a 4-1 thrashing by Napoli.

After the 2-1 win over Ajax, Van Dijk spoke in a post-match interview, saying:

“It’s funny – there are a lot of ex-football players and they know what we go through but they say a lot of things to try and get us down.”

Source: SportsBrief.com