Jurgen Klopp has revealed he's worried that Newcastle United's new riches will make them a one team 'Super League' and will be dominant for 20-30 years in world football.
Newcastle's change of ownership, with the club finally getting rid of Mike Ashley, has made them the richest football club in the world.
There has been a lot of talk about which players the club will sign in January, with the team currently struggling in the relegation zone, having failed to win in their first seven games.
With all the money to spend they could be about to launch themselves into the upper echelons of the league and European football, something Klopp clearly thinks is going to happen.
"If we only talk about football, then in the long term, of course, we have to say that they are going to be a superpower," the Reds boss told Sky Deutschland.
"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. With the Super League, the whole world was justifiably upset about it. It’s basically like the Super League now – just for one club.
"Then Newcastle are guaranteed to play a dominant role in world football for the next 20 or 30 years.
"You can mess up a lot with money, but in the long run there are too many good people running around in football and Newcastle will find them too. Accordingly, this is how it is now. It wasn’t my choice and we are just living with the facts now.
"There is no other way to do it. But since no one has said anything so great, I’m not ready to really give my opinion now, whether I think that’s good or bad.
"There are concerns that everyone has, because I’m not alone and the rest was obviously decided by other people."
Whilst many are expecting Newcastle to throw a lot of money at transfers in order to become a super club, and comparing them to the likes of PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City, the Magpies are reportedly eyeing a different approach.
The North East club are going to take inspiration from RB Leipzig and attempt to buy youth players and develop them through the club.
Klopp and Liverpool will no doubt be worried that Newcastle could one day challenge them for a place in the league's top four.
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