The upcoming changes in the transfer market after England's exit from the European Union could lead Liverpool to take a different approach to the next window.
The Reds are approaching the window with caution as they have counted the cost due to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on football.
All signs indicate that Liverpool will not spend much money, although Jürgen Klopp has repeatedly stressed that this could change if the club determines that they will not suffer as much as feared.
A move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago was discussed, while the manager rightly admitted that it will be difficult to improve his established line-up. He hopes that Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino can intensify the competition.
An impending exit from the EU is another factor to consider for Liverpool. This may be the final transfer window before the ability of English clubs to sign players up is irrevocably damaged.
As David Ornstein states in his latest column for The athleteA new point-based system will limit the recruitment of players with no proven family tree.
While the parameters are likely to be set, some of the considerations include "a player's caps and the quality of the league they are leaving".
This is similar to the issue of UK work permits that Liverpool has recently struggled with Taiwo Awoniyi, Allan Rodrigues and Anderson Arroyo.
According to Ornstein, it would now "take a closer look at transfers such as Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United, Tanguy Ndombele to Tottenham and Rodri to Manchester City".
Liverpool's last commitment to a club from the rest of Europe after December 31 was Minamino, while Keita, Fabinho and Alisson 2018 and Mo Salah previously joined last summer.
It is likely that the commitment of established talent from Europe's elite leagues (Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1) will not be affected, but there would be question marks about Minamino's change despite his status as a Japanese international.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect in Ornstein's column is how he states that "Liverpool would have been prevented from taking over Sepp van den Berg from the Dutch team PEC Zwolle", as the commitment of players under the age of 18 from EU countries is limited.
The Reds have spawned a number of potential prospects from the continent in recent years, with Van den Berg joining Ki-Jana Hoever, Yasser Larouci, and Vitezslav Jaros.
All four of these youngsters trained with the first team on Monday as they prepared for the week's trip to Arsenal. However, the path of players similar to Merseyside could be blocked in the future.
So it wouldn't be surprising if the next transfer window saw an influx of youth contracts in Anfield – especially if Liverpool is able to negotiate low-cost deals like the £ 90,000 they signed for signing Hoever from Ajax paid in 2018.
There has been no shortage of connections in recent months, including Van den Berg's 16-year-old brother Rav.
The Belgian midfielder Aster Vranckx (17) from KV Mechelen, central defender Malick Thiaw (18) from Schalke, Hoffenheim winger Nick Breitenbucher (17) and left-back Nuno Mendes (18) from Sporting CP are among the rumors.
Outside of these EU countries, Brazilian striker Talles Magno (18) and Aston Villa's midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka (16) were also touted, and it wouldn't be surprising if interest in Wigan striker Joe Gelhardt (18) was given their financial Emergency would reappear.
Liverpool has already built a strong academy, with Polish goalkeeper Fabian Mrozek (16) being the last to join. However, Klopp emphasizes again that "the door is really wide open for young people", a recruitment campaign could be possible.
It is a uniquely difficult situation for all clubs, but it is an area that Michael Edwards undoubtedly takes seriously into account when changes emerge.
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