I think Dempsey would be fine playing a passing game. His technical skills are better than at least half of our present squad. Just because his forte is getting into the box and scoring goals doesn't mean he can't do anything else. He was so dominant on the ball against us this season. Who cares if he's a c*nt? If he comes here, he'll be our c*nt and add to an awesomely c*nty frontline with Suarez and Bellamy.
Are we to only consider players who are currently playing in a Rodgers-esque posession type team? It's not Dempsey's choice how Fulham play.
I'd really like to see him at Anfield, he'll give us that fight and directness in the final third, maybe even getting some of those 'goals' things that eluded us last season.
*Having said that, the rumoured 10 mill is a rip off.
Being able to pass well and having a good pass and move style of play as the default mode are two different things altogether. Adam for example is capable of breathtaking accuracy in passing. He is however most definitely NOT a pass and move player.
In fact the very qualities you highlighted - fight and directness - are the very signs of a player with long ball football ingrained in his head.
So while I have little doubt he has technical skill, he has not played in teams that play that way and so what is our assurance that he can be trained to play that way at his advanced age (as a player)? What is our assurance that he prefers to and can play that way? He may just become another Charlie Adam instead - a fish out of water.
As I said before it is a mistake to see how well he plays in his current low to mid level league team and then extrapolate that to Liverpool FC. Let's not repeat the mistakes of Downing and Adam and Carroll again - mistakes that cost the club 62M in transfer fees alone.
We need to learn the lessons of Euro 2012. Team play and pass and move and focusing on inteligent, quick passing and quick moving players who are always constantly knowing where the ball is and where their teammates are, total football as it were - this is the present and the future. How antiquated England is was shown by the fact that even while Spain and Italy proved the superiority of these values, Hodgson was trumpeting the need to affirm British values in his team for Brazil WC. Hodgson and England have learned nothing from the debacle where England played like a mid table league club in the Premiership which was finally torn apart by a top 4 club when they met Italy.
We made that cardinal error when the club ditched Benitez and appointed Hodgson. When Dalglish replace dhim, I thought that he would bring back pass and move but instead 6that did not eventuate. Now Rodgers is in the hot seat and we have not seen what he will do, thiough his Swansea days are encouraging. But if he signs people like Davies and Dempsey, then I have real concerns that it will turn out to be only an Indian summer and a very long winter ahead for the club.