Chelsea owner Todd Boehly proposes MLB-inspired Premier League all-star game, Jurgen Klopp disagrees

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, who is one of the most critical coaches of the Super League project, was not highly impressed by Boehly's proposal.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 14 September 2022 03:56 PM

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Popular American sports leagues, Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Basketball Association (NBA) regularly organise all-star games featuring their top players against each other. Recently, Chelsea new owner Todd Boehly also suggested one of a kind exhibition game in the Premier League between North and South.

Since taking the charge of the Premier League giants Chelsea, Todd Boehly has executed some bold moves including the sacking of head coach Thomas Tuchel and replaced him with former Brighton manager Graham Potter wasting no time.

Recently, Boehly has manifested a striking scheme of organising an all-star Premier League game between North and South inspired by the MLB's all-star game that garnered around  $200 million in a span of two days. Boehly said, "People are talking about more money for the pyramid... the MLB all-star game in Los Angeles this year made $200m [£173m] from a Monday and Tuesday. 

"You could do a North vs South all-star game in the Premier League and fund whatever the pyramid needed very easily. "

However, Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp, who is  one of the most critical coaches of the Super League project, was not highly impressed by Boehly's suggestion and said as quoted by CBS sports, " The All-Star game? He hasn't waited long," Klopp said. "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? "

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