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Clint Dempsey: Star Forward's Passion to Join Liverpool Will Win out in the End

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04:  Fulham's Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring his second goal and Fulham's fifth goal of the match during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on March 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 22, 2016

Fulham striker Clint Dempsey has been disgruntled with his current situation at Craven Cottage for some time now, and it appears as if a change will either happen soon or not at all.

According to ESPN.com's Ian Edwards on Friday, Liverpool has made an offer to sign the American star, who they have had on their radar for a while.  

With news that both sides are interested in joining forces, it's safe to say that Dempsey's passion to join the Reds will win out in the end this summer. 

It's no surprise that Dempsey would prefer Anfield over any other destination out there. After all, he would have a much better chance to contend playing for Brendan Rodgers' club in 2012-13 compared to Fulham or Aston Villa.

Dempsey has 184 English Premier League appearances with Fulham since joining the club in 2007. Over that period of time, Dempsey has scored 50 goals, making him a worthy addition for a side like Liverpool.

The Reds need goal-scoring and they need it now. 

Liverpool has just two goals in two EPL matches so far this season. The team's issues with finding the back of the net aren't new, either. The squad only managed 47 goals in 38 EPL matches last season.

When compared to top clubs like Manchester City and Manchester United, it's no wonder why Liverpool has struggled to contend with the Premier League's best. 

City and United led the EPL last season with 93 and 89 goals scored respectively. Each squad nearly doubled the Reds' scoring production. 

Last season was Dempsey's coming out party. He scored 17 goals in 37 EPL matches for Fulham in 2011-12, and proved he is worthy of a top club's consideration.

That brings us to Dempsey's current situation as the transfer window is set to close. Both sides have interest, and both sides could benefit from teaming up this summer.

All signs point to Dempsey's desire to call Anfield home winning out in the end. 

 

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