Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Newcastle will play a dominant role in world football following last week’s shocking takeover.

The Magpies are now one of the richest clubs in the world after the Saudi-backed consortium bought the club from Mike Ashley for £305million.

The deal has rocked the world of football, and received a lot of backlash due to Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.

With Premier League football returning this weekend, managers up and down the country will be asked about the Newcastle takeover, and what it may mean for their club.

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Klopp is no different, and expects Newcastle to become a ‘superpower’.

“It will be a superpower,” he told Sky Sports in Germany.

“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. It’s basically like the Super League now – just for one club. Newcastle will definitely be able to play a dominant role in world football for the next 20 or 30 years.”

Jurgen Klopp is right about Newcastle, but it won’t be easy

The financial muscle that Newcastle now have is incredible. It could take the club to heights it’s never seen before. That’s what Klopp expects.

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But having money doesn’t mean success. Newcastle need to spend it wisely.

Just getting in the top half will be difficult for the Magpies, who have suffered years of neglect under Ashley’s ownership.

While we do have the potential to become a ‘superpower’ like Klopp says, it will take a lot of time. To get to Liverpool’s level is going to take years and years.

The Reds might not have spent the most money, but they have been smart with their acquisitions. They’ve spent big when they’ve needed to on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, but they’ve also made astute signings such as Andy Robertson.

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We’ve also seen them use their academy to great effect. This is the kind of thing we want at Newcastle. Local lads getting the chance to improve and thrive at St James’ Park. To do that we need better facilities.

We’ve seen already seen that things won’t happen overnight. It was expected that Steve Bruce would lose his job, but now it looks like he’ll be in charge against Tottenham on Sunday.

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