Mike Ashley was targeted by Newcastle United fans during Saturday's 3-0 defeat by Liverpool.

The Journal says Toon owner Ashley generally sits with the Newcastle fans rather than in the directors box at away games, and reports in Liverpool claim he was targeted by angry supporters on Saturday.

After the third goal a Magpies fan is said to have accused the billionaire of ruining Keegan's chances of assembling a good team by failing to provide him with sufficient transfer funds. In a separate incident, a drunken fan allegedly lunged at Ashley.