Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool declares Newcastle United as the new superpowers

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The manager of Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp has described Newcastle United as the new superpower in the world of football after the £305m Saudi Arabian-backed takeover.

Newcastle United are currently owned by the richest group in world football, the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium worth over £320 billion. Since the Premier League permitted the group to take over the club earlier in October 2021, there has been a lot of buzz concerning how the club could be turned around in a short while.

Some think that the Premier League should watch the club closely so that the new owners would not breach the Financial Fair Play Rule which prevents clubs from spending beyond their revenue.

But just like most Newcastle United supporters, Jurgen Klopp believes that Newcastle could create a super team with the amount of money in their possession.

The German tactician compared the acquisition of Newcastle United by the £320 billion worth group to the failed European Super League. He said the attempt to create the Super League which was for the biggest clubs in Europe, was similar to a multi-billionaire buying a club and creating a super team with his billions.

When asked what the £305 million Saudi Arabian-backed takeover means to football, Jurgen Klopp said: “What will it mean for football? A few months ago, we had a massive issue in the football world with 12 clubs trying to build a Super League.

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“It didn’t happen but this is kind of creating a ‘super team’ if you want. It is pretty much the same. Guaranteed spot in the Champions League. In a few years, not immediately. With how financial fair play is used nowadays where nobody knows exactly whether it is still existing or not.

“Newcastle fans will love it of course but of course for us, it just means there is a new superpower in Newcastle. I can’t avoid that.

“Money cannot buy everything but over time they have enough money to make a few wrong decisions to then make the right decisions and then they will be where they want to be.”

Jurgen Klopp agrees with Amnesty international’s view on Newcastle United

Jurgen Klopp agrees with Amnesty international's view on Newcastle United
Jurgen Klopp.

A day after the Premier League confirmed that it has given the go-ahead to the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium to take over Newcastle United, Amnesty International issued a statement calling the league body to a meeting.

Amnesty International believes Saudi Arabia was behind the takeover of the Premier League side and also believes that the country is connected to human rights abuses.

In reaction, Jurgen Klopp whose next Premier League game is against Leeds United on Saturday, October 16, at 12:30, agreed with the stand of the human rights group.

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He said: “I was waiting for an official statement from Richard Masters or somebody else. We all know there are obviously concerns about human rights issues. I think it is all clear that we think the same there.”

Klopp confirms that Fabinho and Alisson will fly from Brazil to Spain

Klopp confirms that Fabinho and Alisson will fly from Brazil to Spain
Fabinho and Alisson.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Brazil duo Fabinho and Alisson would not be available for Leeds United vs Liverpool game on Saturday.

The two players played their last international game against Uruguay which ended 4-1 in Brazil earlier today which means that they can not meet up with the Saturday Premier League game in England based on time factor and coronavirus regulations.

Hence, they will fly from Brazil to Spain to wait for the rest of the Liverpool team ahead of their UEFA Champions League group stage game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, October 19.

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“We had to sort quarantine issues and the decision we made is the boys will not be here, they will go directly to Madrid, wait there for us, hopefully, be able to play against Atletico, then will come back slightly later than us, so then they can come back in our normal procedure again,” said Klopp.

“Obviously they could have flown into England but with all the quarantine stuff that would have meant they would have to isolate from their families and Ali has three kids and being away with the national teams and then 10 days in isolation with the same rubbish again… we need solutions for that and they are still not there.

“They have played in Brazil so they already had four days there not in a red-list country and that’s what counts.

“Then another six days not in a red-list country then they can come back and start immediately so even when they go from bubble to bubble to bubble it is still 10 days and for us, that is the solution.”

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