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Liverpool chairman wants Premier League played in New York as 'crazy idea' outlined

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner believes Premier League games can be played outside England
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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has outlined his determination for a Premier League match to be played in New York as part of a "crazy idea" to take the competition on the road around the globe for one matchday.

The Premier League have long been investigating the possibility of holding games outside England, the most prominent example of which was the infamous 'Game 39' proposal that was dropped after widespread opposition in 2010.

However, other leading European leagues have since experimented with the idea, with Spain revamping their Super Cup to include four teams for a tournament played in Saudi Arabia.

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And Werner believes the Premier League being played in various places around the world could act as a celebration of the competition.

"I’m determined one day to have a Premier League game be played in New York City,” the Reds chairman said to the Financial Times.

"I even have the sort of crazy idea that there would be a day where we play one game in Tokyo, one game a few hours later in Los Angeles, one game a few hours later in Rio, one game a few hours later in Riyadh and make it sort of a day where football, where the Premier League, is celebrated.”

Werner, though, acknowledges the proposal is a non-starter unless provisions are put in place to help regular matchgoing fans to travel to watch their respective teams.

He added: “Let’s figure out a way to offer them very cheap travel (and) accommodations so that if Liverpool is playing Nottingham Forest, we will support fans coming to New York and make this an attractive thing for the fans as well."