Jurgen Klopp was skeptical about Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's idea of making an American-style all-star Premier League game.
The American businessman, who completed his takeover of the Blues from Roman Abramovich a few months ago, suggested a north vs south Premier League game, similar to those done by Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Basketball Association (NBA), as an avenue to raise money to give to the English Football League (EFL) pyramid.
Right after Liverpool beat Ajax for their first UEFA Champions League win of the season, the Liverpool manager gave his thoughts on the proposal.
"[Boehly] doesn't hesitate, hey? He doesn’t wait long! Oh great! When he finds a date for [the All-Star game] he can call me!" teased Klopp.
"He forgets that in the big sports in America these players have four-month breaks, so [American sports teams] 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?"
The German coach also did not think Premier League football fans, with their strong allegiance to respective clubs, would be interested in it.
"I'm not sure people want to see that," he added. "Imagine that, [Manchester] United, Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle players all on one team that’s not the national team.
"[And] all the London guys together — Arsenal, Tottenham. Great. Interesting."