New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has now missed out on signing Glyfi Sigurdsson after the midfielder completed his switch to Tottenham, so should the club now turn their attention to Fulham's own goal-scoring midfielder Clint Dempsey?
There have been reports that Liverpool are preparing an offer in excess of £10million for the American who last season was the top scoring midfielder in the Premier League with 17 goals.
In fact Dempsey's return of 23 goals in all competitions was a phenomenal record for a player who has consistently improved season upon season since signing for Fulham from New England Revolution back in 2006.
If you look at the stats from last season then it is easy to see where Liverpool where let down. The Reds scored just 47 Premier League goals, that is one less than relegated Blackburn Rovers and 46 less than champions Manchester City.
Luis Suarez was the top scorer in the league with 11 goals, while the top scoring midfielder was Steven Gerrard who found the back of the net on five occasions, despite only starting 12 games. Andy Carroll scored just four, Craig Bellamy six, while Stewart Downing managed precisely zero.
Dempsey scored more than the combined efforts of Downing, Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Jay Speaing, Maxi Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt and Carroll. It is clear to see where the problem lies.
Rodgers certainly needs to address this issue and Dempsey would almost guarantee goal. In his six seasons in England he has a return of 50 Premier League goals. An impressive return for any midfielder.
There is certain to be plenty of competition for the midfielder so Liverpool will have to convince him that they can improve next season. He seems the perfect fit but what do Liverpool fans think?
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