In European Super League, among other 12 teams Liverpool has formed a breakaway but manager Jurgen Klopp has openly said that he “hopes a Super League will never happen.”
The Premier League champions joined Serie A trio Juventus, Milan, and Inter on Sunday evening, in announcing a planned European Super League, which will start in August. They’ll be joined by five other English clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur, who fired Jose Mourinho on Monday. Three Spanish clubs: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are also included in the ESL.
Jurgen Klopp on Super League
Klopp expressed his opposition to the notion of a European Super League in an interview with German publication Kicker in 2019, recognizing the ability for clubs to profit from it but dismissing its value from a strategic standpoint.
“I hope this Super League will never happen,” Klopp said, according to the Liverpool Echo.
“With the way the Champions League is now running, football has a great product, even with the Europa League. For me, the Champions League is the Super League, in which you do not always end up playing against the same teams.” “I also don’t feel like my club has to be seeded.”
“Of course, it is [financially] important, but why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years? Who wants to see that every year?”
Klopp is also against that expansion, describing the plans as “absolute bollocks” in 2019.
“Today I read an article that [said] the top clubs want to do more games in the Champions League or whatever,” he told reporters after a 2-0 win over Watford. “I’m not involved in these plans. That’s absolute bollocks as well. We can talk about everything, but we have to cut off games, not put more in.”