Liverpool FC apologise to Fulham over Clint Dempsey approach
In the end, Liverpool were left frustrated in August when their pursuit of Clint Dempsey stalled on deadline day, something which allowed Tottenham Hotspur to sign the American instead.
December 12th, 2012
To compound matters, Fulham were far from impressed with the way that the Merseyside club handled their approach for the attacking midfielder whose performances lit up Craven Cottage last season.
Indeed, the west London club lodged a complaint over the way Liverpool had chased their former player and it is only this week that the complaint has been retracted following Fulham receiving an apology from their Premier League counterparts.
A statement on Fulham’s website read: “Fulham can confirm that it has today withdrawn the complaint made against Liverpool FC in regard to the Merseyside club’s inappropriate actions surrounding interest in Clint Dempsey over the summer.
“Liverpool’s chairman Tom Werner apologised personally to Mohamed Al Fayed, stating that his club were wholly responsible for unprofessional behaviour toward Fulham and emphasised his regret for the entire episode.
“In a letter from Liverpool to Fulham’s CEO Alistair Mackintosh, Tom Werner’s praise of the magnanimous gesture from the chairman was reiterated, as was the club’s assurance that the conduct of Liverpool was simply not acceptable.
“The chairman decided that this sincere action was enough, and as a gesture of goodwill, instructed that all complaints against them be dropped.”