Jurgen Klopp will form a breakaway Super League based around Merseyside next season, to ensure he never has to endure a 12.30 kick-off ever again.
The Reds boss, whose side takes on Manchester City in the big Saturday lunchtime Premier League showdown, has been left fuming by yet another early start after an international break.
Paddy Power News can now exclusively reveal that the German tactician is willing to take drastic action to prevent it happening next term.
“Yes, it’s true,” a Liverpool source confirmed. “The gaffer has submitted a proposal and it’s full steam ahead – next season he plans to head up an eight-team league where he dictates the kick-off times.”
We understand that so far, four other teams have also signed up. Everton were keen to get on board following their 10-point deduction for breaking FFP protocols. Tranmere Rovers have also said yes and so has Sunday League side Toxteth Rovers.
And after a dreadful start to life as manager of Birmingham City, Wayne Rooney needed no persuading to put together a representative XI, which will include the likes of Duncan Ferguson, Alan Stubbs, and Daniel Amokachi.
Three more teams are set to be revealed in the coming weeks, with rumours swirling that several local rugby league outfits have been approached about switching codes and Hoylake Golf Club also said to be keen on joining.
Paddy Power News understands that a television deal to show live games is close to being agreed, with SportyStuff TV reportedly the front-runner.
We have also been told that all Liverpool matches will be streamed live via the club’s official TV channel, although subscription costs will rise by 150 per-cent.
A close confidante of Klopp broke silence to reveal that:
“Jurgen’s had it with the Premier League – he loves a lie-in on Saturday mornings and hates the early kick-offs.”
“The furthest he will have to travel next season will be around 10 miles, which will give the players more time to recover after representing their respective countries.
“There will also be a winter break between November and March to allow Klopp to recharge.”
European football’s governing body, UEFA, are expected to come down hard on Liverpool and will almost certainly ban them from playing in European competition.
A spokesperson explained that: “Believe me, there is a lot of people around here who will be delighted with this news. Klopp is a moaning old scrote and we will be glad to see the back of him.
“It’s unfortunate for Everton too, but not so serious – I mean, who can remember the last time they played in Europe?”
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