Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUGUST 23 - By IAN WIN­ROW

CLINT DEMPSEY would be the per­fect fit at Liver­pool ac­cord­ing to for­mer Ever­ton striker Brian McBride.

Dempsey is locked in a bit­ter dis­pute with Ful­ham af­ter set­ting his heart on a switch to An­field. So far, the Mersey­side club have yet to lodge a for­mal of­fer for the US in­ter­na­tional.

But McBride – a for­mer team­mate of Dempsey at Ful­ham and with the US na­tional team – is con­vinced the Texan has got what it takes to slot into Bren­dan Rodgers’ Liver­pool rev­o­lu­tion.

He said: “If you’re ask­ing me if I think Clint can suc­ceed at Liver­pool, for sure. He’s got not only the tal­ent and the abil­ity but he’s a very de­ter­mined per­son.

“He adapts ex­tremely well to so many dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions.

“He’s had four or five dif­fer­ent coaches, but he’s al­ways put his head down and shows them what he’s made of.

“That’s a sign of not only a good player but one that’s able to adapt.”

Cot­tagers boss Martin Jol has grown frus­trated at the be­hav­iour of both Liver­pool and Dempsey this sum­mer.

And the striker was fined af­ter re­fus­ing to take part in Ful­ham’s pre-sea­son prepa­ra­tions.

But the boss opened the door for Dempsey to re­turn af­ter his side’s 5-0 win at home to Nor­wich.

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