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Klopp takes aim at Newcastle takeover in Super League comparison

Klopp takes aim at Newcastle takeover in Super League comparison

Klopp compares Newcastle takeover to Super League

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has taken aim at Newcastle United in the wake of their headline breaking takeover by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium.

The group of owners, namely Public Investment Fund (80%) but also RB (Reuben Brothers) Sports & Media (10%), and PCP Capital Partners (10%), have come under criticism from the Reds manager who has likened the Magpies change of ownership to the currently failed attempt to establish the European Super League over the summer.

Jürgen Klopp uses Super League comparison to slam Newcastle takeover

A Newcastle United supporter holds a ‘Sold’ sign above the club’s logo at St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England on October 7, 2021, after the sale of the football club to a Saudi-led consortium was confirmed. – A Saudi-led consortium completed its takeover of Premier League club Newcastle United on October 7 despite warnings from Amnesty International that the deal represented “sportswashing” of the Gulf kingdom’s human rights record. (Photo by – / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

Klopp stated “A few months ago we had a massive issue with 12 clubs trying to build a Super League… this is pretty much the same.” (quote thanks to SkySports)

The former Borussia Dortmund tactician continued;

“They are kind of creating a ‘Super Team’ if you want; guaranteed spot in the Champions League in a few years time, not immediately. Um, all these kind of things. How Financial Fair Play is used nowadays, nobody knows exactly. Is it still existing or not? Stuff like that. It is like it is.”

Do Klopp’s comments have merit?

Some will perhaps say that Jürgen Klopp is a pot calling the kettle black, given the financial strength of Liverpool as the seventh-richest club in Europe and third-wealthiest amongst Premier League entities.

But where Klopp perhaps has a chip on his shoulder is the manner in which Liverpool garnered their achievements; sustainably.

It was not without sacrifice for the Reds, who has to part ways with multiple big name players – including Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho – to fund reinforcements and upgrades to the first-team that eventually culminated in both a Premier League title and a Champions League win.

Newcastle, however, will have immediate access to hundreds of millions of pounds to throw into the transfer market as early as the January window in a complete re-shaping of the clubs financial muscle and overall strength overnight.

Sir John Hall levied choice words for Klopp and the traditional big six clubs, who were all involved in the attempted Super League coup without any care of the ramifications on what it would have on the footballing landscape both at home and abroad.

The Magpies will not be scuppered by FFP, either. Given the relative healthy state that Mike Ashley left the club in, Newcastle will be able to spend north of £200million in January to course-correct as soon as possible.

The Premier League will now have a second club virtually backed by an entire nation, and the question remains if this trend will get only worse from here on out.

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Aminat Aigbe is the first lady of afronaija and a very good blogger ( Original Mrs AfroNaija )

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Klopp takes aim at Newcastle takeover in Super League comparison

Klopp takes aim at Newcastle takeover in Super League comparison

Klopp compares Newcastle takeover to Super League

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has taken aim at Newcastle United in the wake of their headline breaking takeover by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium.

The group of owners, namely Public Investment Fund (80%) but also RB (Reuben Brothers) Sports & Media (10%), and PCP Capital Partners (10%), have come under criticism from the Reds manager who has likened the Magpies change of ownership to the currently failed attempt to establish the European Super League over the summer.

Jürgen Klopp uses Super League comparison to slam Newcastle takeover

A Newcastle United supporter holds a ‘Sold’ sign above the club’s logo at St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England on October 7, 2021, after the sale of the football club to a Saudi-led consortium was confirmed. – A Saudi-led consortium completed its takeover of Premier League club Newcastle United on October 7 despite warnings from Amnesty International that the deal represented “sportswashing” of the Gulf kingdom’s human rights record. (Photo by – / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

Klopp stated “A few months ago we had a massive issue with 12 clubs trying to build a Super League… this is pretty much the same.” (quote thanks to SkySports)

The former Borussia Dortmund tactician continued;

“They are kind of creating a ‘Super Team’ if you want; guaranteed spot in the Champions League in a few years time, not immediately. Um, all these kind of things. How Financial Fair Play is used nowadays, nobody knows exactly. Is it still existing or not? Stuff like that. It is like it is.”

Do Klopp’s comments have merit?

Some will perhaps say that Jürgen Klopp is a pot calling the kettle black, given the financial strength of Liverpool as the seventh-richest club in Europe and third-wealthiest amongst Premier League entities.

But where Klopp perhaps has a chip on his shoulder is the manner in which Liverpool garnered their achievements; sustainably.

It was not without sacrifice for the Reds, who has to part ways with multiple big name players – including Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho – to fund reinforcements and upgrades to the first-team that eventually culminated in both a Premier League title and a Champions League win.

Newcastle, however, will have immediate access to hundreds of millions of pounds to throw into the transfer market as early as the January window in a complete re-shaping of the clubs financial muscle and overall strength overnight.

Sir John Hall levied choice words for Klopp and the traditional big six clubs, who were all involved in the attempted Super League coup without any care of the ramifications on what it would have on the footballing landscape both at home and abroad.

The Magpies will not be scuppered by FFP, either. Given the relative healthy state that Mike Ashley left the club in, Newcastle will be able to spend north of £200million in January to course-correct as soon as possible.

The Premier League will now have a second club virtually backed by an entire nation, and the question remains if this trend will get only worse from here on out.

Aminat Aigbe

Aminat Aigbe is the first lady of afronaija and a very good blogger ( Original Mrs AfroNaija )

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