Liverpool confirm interest in signing USA star Clint Dempsey
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has finally ended speculation surrounding the transfer status of Fulham forward Clint Dempsey. In an interview to Liverpool’s official website, Brendan Rodgers informed that Liverpool were going to approach Fulham with a bid for the USA star Clint Dempsey.
Fulham has already announced that their coveted striker is not for sale, but the new Liverpool administration is not ready to take no for an answer. The 29-year-old US international has been in good form for club and country over the past couple of seasons.
Brendan Rodgers wants to add Clint Dempsey to Liverpool ranks because of the veteran’s versatility and consistency as a striker.
“Clint is a player we've enquired about, it is as simple as that. Ian Ayre, our managing director, has spoken with the club to see what the position is. That is where we're at,” Liverpool’s new manager Brendan Rodgers said.
“He's a very talented player but we don't like to talk about other clubs' players.”
However, the former Swansea City manager was willing to discuss the future of his star England international Andy Carroll. Brendan Rodgers admitted that Liverpool were considering sending off Andy Carroll to Newcastle United for a cash-plus-player deal that would allow Liverpool to pocket £20 million and the Toons in-form striker Demba Ba.
Brendan Rodgers also informed that Liverpool could also opt for a loan deal instead permanent transfer for Andy Carroll.
“There has been a lot written and spoken about him but first and foremost Andy is a Liverpool player,” Brendan Rodgers said.
“To consider a loan period for someone the club spent £35million on isn't something we're looking to do at this moment in time.
“Andy will be the same as every other player - if there's ever an offer that comes in we'd look at it as a club and see if it's going to be worthwhile for the club and the team as a whole.
“The club invested £35million in him. People talk about whether he can fit into my style or not, but if you're a club and you spend £35million on a player you'd like to think he can fit into whatever style the team plays.
“He's a good player. He'll join the rest of the group next week and we'll take it from there.”
Liverpool broke the British transfer fee record in the last hours of the winter transfer window in 2011 to sign in Andy Carroll from Newcastle United. However, Andy Carroll failed to live up to the hype.
Nonetheless, the 23-year-old England international has been gaining form ever since. Presently, Andy Carroll is one of the big fishes in the football market.