Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has taken aim at Newcastle United after their Saudi-led takeover made them the richest team on the planet – claiming that the Magpies could soon ‘buy the league’ and ‘guarantee spot in the Champions League’.
Newcastle ended a miserable 12-year reign under Mike Ashley last week as their £300m acquisition from the Public Investment Fund was finally pushed through, leading to wild celebrations from supporters outside St James’ Park.
The club have now been tipped to sign a host of top players and eventually challenge for honors under their new owners, leading to fears from a number of elite Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton.
Newcastle were left out of a call with the Premier League and 19 other clubs voicing their opposition to the controversial takeover.
Klopp, who has been a vocal opponent of the European Super League plot that was quashed earlier this year, admitted his fears over Newcastle becoming a ‘superpower’ in English football and believes they could soon conquer all before them in the Premier League.
Klopp’s Liverpool will take on struggling Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday while the Magpies welcome Tottenham to St James’ Park in what promises to be a jubilant atmosphere in the first game of their owners’ tenure.