Liverpool Apologize to Fulham over Summer Pursuit of Clint Dempsey

Frank Wagner@Fw1812Correspondent IDecember 12, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  Glen Johnson of Liverpool fights for the ball with Clint Dempsey of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Liverpool at Craven Cottage on May 9, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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The transfer saga involving Liverpool and Clint Dempsey has finally come to an end, over three months after the club missed out on the US international on deadline day.

Dempsey's former club, Fulham, filed a complaint to the Premier League regarding the Reds' pursuit of their top goal-scorer.

The complaint stemmed from an article posted on the website of Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, which stated that the club had completed the transfer for Dempsey. The animosity that arose between the two sides led to the deal's collapse and Dempsey's sale to Tottenham on deadline day.

However, Fulham were not done there, as they continued to pursue the complaint past the transfer window.

On Wednesday, though, the London club finally dropped the case after Liverpool apologized for their actions.

According to Fulham's official website, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner offered a personal apology to Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed, and Anfield managing director Ian Ayre sent a letter to Fulham counterpart Alistair Mackintosh.

Liverpool's extreme regret of the situation was quite clear and, frankly, a bit embarrassing.

Werner called the Reds' actions "simply not acceptable," while Ayres' letter expressed "sincere regret and apology" and praised Fulham and Fayed for being "magnanimous" in withdrawing the complaint.

While Fulham have dropped the complaint, though, the Premier League still have the option of pursuing the case.

It will be interesting to see what the league will do now that the complaint has been dropped.

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