Liverpool in contact with Fulham about Dempsey

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his club has spoken to

Fulham about signing U.S. forward Clint Dempsey.

Rodgers says ”Clint is a player we’ve inquired about” as

”he’s a very talented player,” adding that managing director Ian

Ayre has been in contact with Fulham ”to see what the position is.

That is where we’re at.”

The Liverpool manager was speaking Wednesday while on the

Premier League club’s three-match tour of the United States and

Canada.

Rodgers also ruled out a temporary move for England forward Andy

Carroll, saying ”to consider a loan period for someone the club

spent 35 million pounds on isn’t something we’re looking to do at

this moment in time.”

Rodgers adds, however, that if a permanent offer for Carroll

comes in then ”we’d look at it.”