Timo Werner's potential transfer move to Liverpool could be limited by the financial ramifications following COVID-19.

"We can't say how the transfer market will develop. We are starring into a very foggy crystal ball. We don't know how our resources will be and what options other clubs might have," said RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche.

Werner has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months.

Werner has a buyout clause of just under $60 million.

"England has similar problems like us. To bank on clocks running differently there just because they have investors is wrong. Investors also have economic constraints. The crisis does not only hit our branch but has a worldwide impact. Today, we are not able to gauge if the current numbers [transfer fees] are sustainable in six months from now," said Krosche.