The Premier League approved Newcastle’s takeover earlier this week and they are now owned by a consortium dominated by Saudi Arabia’s public investment fund.


On paper, Newcastle are now comfortably the richest club in world football and Klopp is clear that the takeover means there is a new superpower on the scene that other sides must deal with.



The German indicated that there were issues that he was waiting to see addressed, but noted that now Newcastle are owned by a country, becoming the third club to be taken over in such a way.


“I actually was waiting for some official statements about it from Richard Masters or someone else as we all know there are obviously concerns over human rights issues”, he told a press conference.



“For everyone it just means there is a new superpower in Newcastle. You cannot avoid that.


“Money can’t buy everything, but over time, it will take time, they have enough money to make a few wrong decisions and then make the right decisions and then they will be where they want to be. That is not something to avoid in the long term.



“The Premier League obviously thought ‘let’s give it a go’.


“It’s not the first time, it’s just as I know it now the third club owned by a country.”


Newcastle have big ambitions going forward and are expected to invest heavily in the transfer market as they aim to establish themselves amongst Europe’s elite.