Klopp hopes European Super League ‘never happens’

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he hopes the concept of a European Super League never comes into effect.The prospect of the continent’s most successful teams breaking away from their domestic leagues to form their own competition has been raised several times over the last three decades and last year it was reported in Germany that clubs are already advancing on their plans to replace the Champions League with another tournament.The idea has proved controversial, however, as the European Leagues organisation has warned that it poses a serious threat to football, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes it will “kill” traditional leagues. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? And Liverpool boss Klopp is also worried about a super league being formed, insisting it will become repetitive and boring by pitting the same teams against each other every year.”I hope this Super League will never happen,” he told Kicker.”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. “Of course, it is economically important, but why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years? Who wants to see that every year?”The German boss believes the football calendar is already too intense for players and getting worse, suggesting fans will start to turn away from the game if things do not change.”FIFA and UEFA are still expanding the tournaments for more participants,” he said. “Apparently they fear a day without football. But I think it’s the other way round. Eventually, the audience will say: ‘I’m not watching that or that either’.”We used to have two or three weeks without football in the winter, so we had ski jumping, downhill skiing, biathlon, and in England, with its variety of popular sports, it would not be a problem.”Many people are trying to get as much of the cake as possible. It’s quite common in life, except in football it’s on the backs of players.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Clemson Assistant Calls Out Alabama Regarding The Tigers’ Rankings Drop

first_img The Tigers OC feels Clemson has been more impressive than the Crimson Tide so far this season.“I think somebody told me yesterday that we’ve won five games by 31 points or more and you look at Bama, who’s No. 1, and they’ve won three, and two of them were vs. Group of 5,” Scott said, via 247Sports. “It’s not really the rhetoric that we are seeing out there.”Looks like the Alabama-Clemson animosity is starting a bit early this season. The two elite programs have gone head-to-head in four straight College Football Playoff games, splitting the series at two a piece.The Tigers have the latest bragging rights, winning the 2018-19 national title with a 44-16 blowout of the Tide. There’s still a lot of football left to be played this season, but there’s a good chance both teams once again make the CFP.As for now, all Clemson can control is what’s in front of them. As long as the Tigers keep winning, the rankings will sort itself out. Clemson and Alabama lines face off during national championship.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Patrick Phibbs #58 of the Clemson Tigers snaps the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Most national analysts feel Clemson has played below its standard so far this season. As a result, the Tigers have seen their AP Top 25 ranking drop from No. 1 to No. 4 in a matter of weeks.Clemson still hasn’t lost a game this season. But a a close win over North Carolina and sub-par performance vs. Louisville was rather uninspiring. And the Tigers paid the price for several lackluster performances.Alabama is still No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll but there was a shake-up in the Top 5 as Ohio State jumped Clemson to move to No. 3.See the full poll: https://t.co/DWCBw9xytPMore AP college football: https://t.co/lyS9Elfx0c pic.twitter.com/rdm1AzO5dx— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) October 21, 2019Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott thinks the team’s drop in the rankings is unwarranted. But rather than just pointing out the Tigers’ success, Scott called out Alabama.last_img read more