MICHAEL ADUBATO - Wednesday, December 8, 2010
With the "silly season" less then a month away, the rumors in the British press have already started, and one is regarding American international Clint Dempsey.
Liverpool head honcho Roy Hodgson, who abandoned the Craven Cottage faithful for the brighter lights on Merseyside, seems to need help after Liverpool, who have become accustomed to top five finishes in the Premiership, have struggled to find goals. The Scousers have only scored 17 net-benders after 15 league games.
Dempsey on the other hand, who helped Hodgson get Fulham into the Europa Cup final last season, has managed to hit pay dirt a half dozen times in all competitions for a team that seems to be heading from the Europa Cup to the English Championship.
The Texan's team now sits in 17th place, just out of the danger zone on goal difference.
Although selling Dempsey to Liverpool could put an extra £10m into owner Mohamed Al-Fayed Christmas stocking, he would have to spend too much time at the Christmas party punch bowl to be talked into selling the one man who could help the Cottagers fight off relegation.
Watch this space for the further adventures of Deuce Dempsey!