Transfers. You either love them or love to hate them.
The former group could be in for a disappointing summer. The latter can rejoice at watching actual football soon. At least that is if a certain Jürgen Klopp is to be believed.
“There are a lot of good players on this planet,” Sky Sports report Klopp as saying. “Timo Werner is a great player, Kai Havertz is a great player.
“Right time, opportunity - everything has to come together. Six, seven weeks ago, we didn’t know if we could play again this year. If we hadn’t played the second half of the season, we would have thought, ‘OK, when can you really play football again?’ And now it starts right away.
“We act as if everything is already settled. It’s not settled. We use this little loophole we’ve been left to play football again. Everything else we have to see the moment it happens. We can’t pretend now that everything’s going to be fine in the future.”
Speaking specifically about the prospects of imminent signings, Klopp was surprisingly honest.
“It’s rather quiet here [Liverpool] at the moment, I think it’s safe to say. If you want to take it seriously and run a normal business and depend on income and have no idea how much you will earn... especially because we don’t know when we can start playing with spectators again.”
Well there we have it, folks. No secret plans. No big deals being hidden from us. The club just don’t know how much of a financial hit they’re going to take from the pandemic. No one knows. We’re not going to see significant movement in terms of signings until things become clearer.