Liverpool apologizes for pursuit of Clint Dempsey
Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey, front, is fouled by Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane stadium, London, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:52AM EST
LONDON -- Fulham has received an apology from Liverpool chairman Tom Werner for his club's "unprofessional" behaviour in pursuing Clint Dempsey during the off-season, prompting the London team to withdraw a complaint made to the Premier League.
Fulham said Wednesday that Werner has acknowledged that Liverpool's conduct during its attempts to sign the United States forward was "simply not acceptable" and has "emphasized his regret for the entire episode."
A video on the website of Liverpool's American owners, Fenway Sports Group, claimed in July that a deal had been completed to sign Dempsey. It was quickly removed after Fulham denied the story.
Dempsey ended up moving to Tottenham on transfer deadline day on Aug. 31.