Liverpool have been forced to make a grovelling apology to Fulham over the tapping-up of Clint Dempsey in the summer.
A statement from Fulham, expected today, will confirm that in return the club have dropped their complaint to the Premier League over the affair.
The peace deal came only after a personal visit by Liverpool co-owner Tom Werner to Craven Cottage chairman Mohamed Al Fayed was followed up by a letter from Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre admitting that the club’s behaviour ‘was wrong’ and ‘simply never should have occurred’.
The letter, sent last Friday, confirms that a meeting took place between Werner and Fayed, during which the former apologised for Liverpool’s actions regarding Dempsey last summer.
‘Please also consider this letter from me to be an additional expression of sincere regret and apology from our club to your club for our actions last summer. Our club can do better and we pledge that it will.’
Fulham’s official complaint followed a series of clumsy steps from Liverpool and FCG in regards to Dempsey. The worst which was probably the announcement on the FSG website that Liverpool had signed Dempsey from Fulham as well as pictures of Liverpool’s new strip with Dempsey’s name on the back.