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Guardiola and Klopp agree over controversial Boehly suggestion

Guardiola and Klopp

In response to Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s contentious suggestion that there ought to be a north vs. south All-Star game, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have come to similar conclusions.

Boehly, who assumed control of Chelsea in early 2022, thinks the Premier League can benefit from the American sporting model by instituting a lucrative All-Star game.

When the idea was brought up to Liverpool manager Klopp following the Reds’ Champions League victory over Ajax on Tuesday night, the German laughed off the Chelsea owner’s suggestion.

“What can I say? Does he want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters in as well and have them play against a football team?” Klopp said. “I am surprised by the question, so don’t judge my answer too much but maybe he can explain it to me at some point and find a proper date.”

Guardiola has now weighed in and echoed Klopp’s concerns about there being no room in the current fixture schedule for more games after Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard also dismissed the idea of an All-Star match.

Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference: “I don’t have an opinion. No, no. I don’t have an opinion. [I] agree with Jurgen [Klopp]. If they give me the dates when this should be played it would be nice…”

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