The 2021 summer transfer window will certainly be different to that of years gone by, but several high-profile stars could still be on the move.
As clubs across Europe look to recover from the financial implications caused by COVID-19, free-spending sides may be forced to take an alternative approach.
But there are big decisions to be made, with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe among those who could be set for big-money transfers.
Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been dominating the news of late as he prepares for a busy summer of negotiations.
But who are the other agents with the power to influence activity in the market and how could this affect Liverpool’s plans?
The Israeli football agent currently has a number of key clients, none more so than Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
Zahavi has been in the industry a number of years and has vast experience of striking deals with clubs and worked with Neymar during his record-breaking move to PSG in 2017.
Another current client of Zahavi’s is defender David Alaba, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool among other clubs.
The 55-year-old is certainly a big name within the football agency world, boasting an impressive list of clients to back this up.
Cristiano Ronaldo is Mendes’ standout client, but there are a number of impressive Premier League stars who make up part of an impressive collection of names.
Manchester City’s Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Joao Cancelo are all included on this list, as well as the Reds’ duo of Fabinho and Diogo Jota.
One client that could be of interest to Liverpool is Lille midfielder Renato Sanches, a player that the Reds have previously been linked with making a move for.
Liverpool fans will remember the part that Kia Joorabchian played in brokering one of the biggest moves in football, acting as Philippe Coutinho’s representative as the Brazilian secured a £105million move to Barcelona in January 2018.
Coutinho is still a client of Joorabchian, ahead of a summer transfer window where many expect the 28-year-old to be on the move.
The Brazilian midfielder has endured a particularly mixed time at Barcelona, suffering from injuries and a lack of confidence.
If the Reds are to bring Coutinho back to Anfield, Joorabchian will be the man to make it happen.
Jack Grealish, Gareth Bale and Mason Mount are just some of the Premier League stars that 71-year-old Jonathon Barnett holds control over.
Barnett’s portfolio of players is equally as impressive in Europe, with a number of exciting talents included.
One of those is RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, who Liverpool are said to be keen to sign in the summer window.
Barnett recently provided his view on how summer activity will pan out, stating: “It is going to be harder (due to the pandemic),” he told The Athletic.
“I’m expecting three or four very big deals of my own that will break a lot of records. Hopefully, they’ll come about.”
“For the smaller clubs, I think there won’t be as many transfers. We have some very good players.
“We have probably the best young player in the world in (Eduardo) Camavinga. We’ve got Grealish. We’ve got Konate at Leipzig. But then I’ve got over 100 players.”