Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp brands Newcastle takeover "the Super League for one club"

Newcastle United's £305million Saudi-led takeover was completed last week - and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has shared this thoughts on the situation

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2021 by

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks Newcastle’s £305million Saudi-led takeover is like “the Super League for one club.”

Klopp has been left confused over how the takeover, which was completed last week, was able to go ahead.

The Premier League approved the takeover after receiving “legally binding assurances” that the Saudi state would not control the club.

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) – which is seen as separate to the state – will provide 80% of the funds.

Speaking to Sky Deutschland, Klopp was asked to share his thoughts on the takeover, which now makes Newcastle the richest club in world football.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp brands Newcastle takeover
Jurgen Klopp has shared this thoughts on Newcastle's takeover

“I don’t want to make it my business because it’s not my business. There are no two opinions about the obvious human rights concerns in Saudi Arabia,” Klopp told Sky Deutschland.

“That’s not a question. But how it could then happen that this was nevertheless allowed despite many concerns, I cannot assess. That must be some other people.

“If we only talk about football, then in the long term, of course, we have to say that they are going to be a superpower. This is the third club in world football that I know of that belongs to a country and that obviously belongs to the wealthiest family on the planet.

“The possibilities that open up are of course immense. With the Super League, the whole world was justifiably upset about it. It’s basically like the Super League now – just for one club. Then Newcastle are guaranteed to play a dominant role in world football for the next 20 or 30 years.

“You can mess up a lot with money, but in the long run there are too many good people running around in football and Newcastle will find them too. Accordingly, this is how it is now. It wasn’t my choice and we are just living with the facts now.

“There is no other way to do it. But since no one has said anything so great, I’m not ready to really give my opinion now, whether I think that’s good or bad. There are concerns that everyone has, because I’m not alone and the rest was obviously decided by other people.”

Newcastle's new era will begin on Sunday when they play host to Tottenham in the Premier League at St James' Park.

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