Liverpool are braced for a Premier League hearing following a complaint that the club illegally approached Clint Dempsey during last summer’s transfer window. The complaint was originally made by Dempsey’s former club Fulham in July following comments from Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
Dempsey ended up opting for a move to White Hart Lane after Tottenham entered the running late in the transfer window, but Rodgers made no secret of his admiration for the American forward and it was believed until the last minute that a move to Anfield was on the cards.
Fulham believe that these comments constituted an illegal approach, and made a complaint to the Premier League. Despite the potential transfer to Liverpool collapsing they did not drop their complaint, and the Telegraph reports that the Craven Cottage club is ‘intent on calling Liverpool to account’.
The Reds could be hit with a fine or points deduction if they are unable to defend the charge, though any points deduction would be likely to be suspended.