Liverpool have apologised to Fulham for tapping up Clint Dempsey before his move to Tottenham.

The Daily Mail says 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.