Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is pulling out all stops to sign Fulham attacker Clint Dempsey.

The Daily Mail says Rodgers is prepared to jettison Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam in order to sign Dempsey.

Rodgers sees the 26-year-old as surplus to requirements at Anfield following the arrival of Joe Allen from Swansea City on Friday and the impressive form of Jonjo Shelvey.

Rodgers and the club's American owners want USA striker Dempsey but have been unable to agree a deal with Fulham, who value him at £10million.

But Liverpool hope the inclusion of Adam as part of the package will help push the move forward.