American soccer star Clint Dempsey could have a new home in Liverpool soon.
Dempsey has been impressive for Fulham, scoring 23 goals and contributing six assists 2011-12.
Unfortunately for American fans, Fulham is in the shadows of Europe’s elite squads, hiding Dempsey’s success from American eyes.
Already with a strong American backing, Liverpool would be ideal for Dempsey, as more Americans could witness his rise on the pitch.
A move to the Reds would put Dempsey among the few American stars to play for a legitimate soccer club, and put the 29-year-old back in the spotlight.
The move makes sense for Liverpool as well.
The Reds would benefit tremendously from Dempsey’s versatility. A great dribbler and superb playmaker, Dempsey is a threat to score or create for his teammates.
A creative style, Dempsey’s game will be exciting for Liverpool fans, as they watch him tear up the field.
An already talented team, Liverpool would not need to rely on Dempsey to do most of the heavy lifting as he did for Fulham. Instead, he should be able to coexist alongside Liverpool’s other stars.
Success in Anfield would be critical in boosting soccer viewership in the states.
A transfer to Liverpool would also be monumental for American soccer, as it would signify the heavy courting of an American soccer player by a legitimate European club.
If the stars align, Demspey will be in red next season, leaving Fulham for a chance at American soccer immortality in Liverpool.