He is often showered with complaints and mentions (on social networks) for his criticism, but it is to be appreciated that Jurgen Klopp truly speaks his mind at press conferences. This time they asked him about the arrival of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) in Newcastle, and he did not keep his feelings.
For the current coach of Liverpool, the issue of state clubs (no matter how much they deny that they are managed like this) is practically the same as the European Super League that millions of people – correctly – rejected in the world.
Clearly the German Mister does not like this type of sales being accepted. However, he understands that it is something that must be dealt with in today’s football.
Beware also of the dart that he left with respect to Financial Fair Play: everyone knows the term and the idea (balancing income and expenses), but they do not know if it really exists / applies as it should.
KLOPP’S OPINION ON THE PURCHASE OF THE NEWCASTLE
“What will it mean for football? A few months ago, I think we had a massive affair in the world of soccer with 12 clubs that were trying to build the Super League. And, correctly, it did not happen. But this is like creating a super team. It is practically the same. It guarantees you places in the Champions League; in some years, not immediately. These days, nobody knows exactly if the Financial Fair Play still exists or not ”.
“Newcastle fans will be delighted, of course, but for the rest it just means there is a new super powerful in Newcastle. We cannot avoid that. Money can’t buy everything, but over time, they’ll have enough money to make some bad decisions, and then turn them right. And they will be where they want to be ”.
“This is how things are, that cannot be avoided in the long term. That is the situation, everyone knows it. I don’t know, but this is not the first time. It is the third club, as far as I know, that belongs to a country. I don’t know how many more countries are out there with the financial power and interest to do this, but that’s the way it is. And it’s something we all have to deal with. “
Undefeated data. With Klopp as manager, Liverpool broke a 30-year drought without the Premier League and 14 years without the UEFA Champions League. Historical.
Did you know…? Liverpool have only won 1 league title in the Premier League era (since 1992). It has cost a lot to Los Reds.