Jurgen Klopp ‘obsessed by Newcastle United’ as behind-the-scenes details revealed – SourcesJurgen Klopp is “obsessed” by Newcastle United amid growing doubts over his long-term Liverpool future, sources have told Football Insider.
The Anfield boss has publicly confirmed his commitment to his job in recent weeks after owners Fenway Sports Group put the club up for sale.
But Liverpool observers have noted a growing interest behind the scenes from the German in upwardly mobile Newcastle.
He is said to be regularly asking people in football about Newcastle’s plans and what they will do next, including in the transfer market in January and next summer.
In the words of one source who has spoken to Klopp recently about the north-east giants, the German is “obsessed by Newcastle”.
The level of interest has even led to whispers that the 55-year-old wants to sensationally take on the Newcastle job when he eventually leaves Liverpool.
In public, Klopp admitted ahead of his team’s Premier League clash against Man City that no other clubs could compete with the financial might of City, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain, who are all owned by Gulf states.
Klopp signed a new contract with the Merseyside giants in April that runs until the summer of 2026.
But there is growing uncertainty at Anfield, where FSG are looking to find a new buyer and senior executives are leaving.
FSG president Mike Gordon has quit his day-to-day role to oversee takeover talks, sporting director Julian Ward has resigned and will leave at the end of the season and director of research Ian Graham is working his notice.
This comes after the previous sporting director Michael Edwards quit last summer after overseeing a transfer operation hailed as the best in Europe.
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