Speaking after Liverpool's pulsating 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, Klopp was asked for his thoughts on the possibility of the breakaway Super League.
“It sounds really nice because it sounds like much less games and much more money,” Klopp said in comments published by Goal.com.
“I am completely fine with how the league football is at the moment. At least, it’s an idea that we don’t do immediately.
“I’m not even sure if somebody spoke about it, to be honest. It looks like all the other wonderful ideas of FIFA and UEFA – they do them immediately, they don’t ask. And then you see: ‘Oh, OK, we have 20 games more and not more money.’”
Der Spiegel published a report summarising information from leaked documents about how 11 of the top clubs in European football were allegedly considering a breakaway Super League which could start as early as 2021. These teams, along with five 'guest' teams, would reportedly form a 16-team European Super League.
How this would work in conjunction with the currently existing league formats and the Champions League is unclear. In fact, the main concern is that these competitions would not be compatible to be run alongside each other at all.
This Super League would be run independently of UEFA and the founding clubs could not be 'relegated' for an initial 20-year period.
A European super league with no relegation for its 11 founding members would have no sporting integrity for a start, let alone the sheer greed and arrogance of the idea. That’s a private members’ club not a proper competition. No risk, no drama, no credibility. No thanks.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 3, 2018
Along with Liverpool, the other clubs reported to be part of the starting 11 group are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich.
Essentially, this European Super League plan seems to be another way for the rich clubs to get richer while leaving the rest of the footballing world behind. What good will it do to lose the biggest and best teams from each domestic league in Europe? UEFA's Champions League would be without the strongest football clubs on the content.
Problem with a European Super League is that it will lead to a European Super-Super League & so on until all that's left is Real Madrid & Barcelona playing each other 40 times a season. And being the idiots we are, football fans will pay some broadcaster £60 a month to watch it.— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) November 2, 2018
Can’t imagine one match going football fan that would ever in a million years want a European Super League.— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) November 2, 2018
If it ever happens we may as well all call it a day with football. This isn’t a computer game, it’s years of history. It’s the whole fabric of the sport.
On the home front, Klopp's Liverpool continue their quest for a first English league title since 1990. The Reds are in third position, just behind Manchester City and Chelsea
They travel to Serbia today ahead of their fixture with FK Crvena zvezda in a Champions League group which they are currently leading, ahead of PSG and Napoli. Liverpool finished as runners-up in last season's premier European competition, losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.
As Klopp said, football is completely fine the way it is. As fans, we may have to make a stand to ensure greed doesn't ruin our beautiful game any more than it has.