Daily Mirror journalist Dave Maddock published an article that has garnered a lot of attention from Liverpool fans on Twitter.
In his recent report, the writer claimed that Timo Werner’s transfer is under threat as the coronavirus crisis could change the dynamics of the transfer window this summer.
Maddock states that Liverpool will go into next season, when it finally gets underway, with the same squad, though the Reds could look to offload players who are out of contract, and sell peripheral players.
Apparent interest in Lyon’s Houssem Aouar will also be placed on the back burner, as clubs wait to see what the long-term financial implications of the pandemic prove to be.
While the Premier League looks likely to resume eventually, it’s not a certainty and that means clubs can’t bank on money coming in or going out.
Broadcasters would seek reimbursements, if the season is unable to be played out and this would be bad news for any club that doesn’t have tens of millions lying around.
In the case of non-completion, the Premier League – and its shareholders – are likely to be slapped with a financial hit of close to £1billion by Sky and BT so clubs would be unwise to splash the cash.
Liverpool fans have been tweeting about Maddock’s article since publication, and it’s fair to say they’re not happy:
None of the 20 Premiership clubs will be buying anybody if the season can't finish due to TV money being reduced due to lack of live games. I can't see that heppening though tbh, there's 9/10 games left of the season to play.
— RossAC1984 (@Ac1984Ross) May 2, 2020
Aouar is genuinely a world class talent, loaning Jones out to a Premier league side and then selling Grujic would be a very suitable course of action
— Ka’ (@kamanityrese) May 2, 2020
On what planet can we say we can't do business but can sell players? So it's fine for others to do business and to take our players? Surely nobody goes if nobody is being bought?
— **MoustacheHis (@MoustacheHis) May 1, 2020
Absolute scenes next season pic.twitter.com/n0yQPnTmLw
— Aimed (@HamourAimad) May 1, 2020
You mean just like how they didn’t spend last year and we ended up running away with the league?
— vish (@naby_szn) May 1, 2020
I really dont like the idea of not spending again this transfer window. We need to improve before the other teams fully catch up to us if we want to dominate the next 3 years. Squad too thin
— Lancelot Edwards (@lancegodchaser1) May 1, 2020
If Fabrizio says Liverpool are working to get Werner then no reporter in the world can out do that. Fabrizio's the best there is, there was, there ever will be.
— Shumi_88 (@Shumi_88) May 1, 2020
Means we won't sell Squad Players like Shaq or Lovren if we cannot replace them. Imagine losing out again on CBs or Mo gets injured.. who should come? If we don't buy we shouldn't sell.. we don't do this anymore. Why is this all so stinky with FSG lately?
— Piia* 🌱🔴 (@PiiaMay) May 2, 2020
Is Liverpool the only team doing this?
— William Grooms (@wwgrooms) May 2, 2020
Yes but I believe he was the 1st to report about Fekir failing the medical…so it's a bit worrying
— Name (@name34434) May 1, 2020