After a classic Fenway Sports Group screw-up last night in which their web site said Liverpool had signed Clint Dempsey from Fulham, the club has made a public comment about its pursuit of the American striker.
n an interview with Liverpoolfc.com at the team hotel in Boston, Brendan Rodgers moved to clarify the club’s position on the USA international, who scored 23 goals for Fulham last season.
“Clint is a player we’ve enquired about, it is as simple as that,” said Rodgers.
“Ian Ayre, our managing director, has spoken with the club to see what the position is. That is where we’re at.
“He’s a very talented player but we don’t like to talk about other clubs’ players.”
Rodgers was also asked about the status of Andy Carroll and this is what he said:
“There has been a lot written and spoken about him but first and foremost Andy is a Liverpool player,”
“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.”