There is uncertainty with life both on and off the pitch during this global crisis. Adjusting to life without the sport we love and crave more than anything has been more challenging than first imagined.
While there is confusion and ambiguity regarding when the players can return and potentially finish their season, fans have been using the transfer rumour mill as their primary source of entertainment in the absence of matches.
In a time of great uncertainty in the football world, two Liverpool transfer targets appear to be on the market and have been made easier for the Reds to sign.
Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has commented on the Bundesliga outfit’s transfer stance for the summer and has spoken out regarding the current crisis which has undoubtedly had a major effect on clubs.
He told German newspaper Kicker: “This summer will be unpleasant. After all, we don’t know when to start playing again. There is a lot of uncertainty in all clubs. We first have to manage this crisis situation.”
The German top-flight runners-up have reportedly ‘frozen’ their transfer plans for the time being as they assess how the change could have changed when matches eventually resume.
This is an area where Liverpool can capitalise and begin preparations for next season.
Bellingham back on?
Dortmund’s latest transfer developments have proven that once again the club are going to be sensible with their finances in the summer and this could be a blow for the Bundesliga side in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham.
The 16-year-old who has been touted with a £30 million transfer to Germany has also been linked with a move to Anfield.
Manchester United are also in for the talented teenager but Dortmund’s decision to freeze their transfer activity could see Liverpool back in the race for Bellingham if he is denied a move to the Bundesliga.
With the current health crisis currently absorbing the nation, Bellingham may prefer to stay based in the UK and could revaluate his options with the sustained period of time currently away from the pitch.
Zorc’s comments also provide interesting developments to how Jadon Sancho’s reported move away from the Bundesliga could pan out after it was confirmed that Dortmund will have to balance out the books this summer.
Liverpool have been persistently linked with a club-record move for the England international who could command a fee over £100 million.
The current financial crunch could see Sancho’s price dropped down and this could allow Liverpool to evaluate and consider if the plausibility and cost surrounding the transfer changes following Zorc’s comments.