Former Fulham forward Eddie Johnson believes Clint Dempsey would be a great signing for Liverpool.
Liverpool's interest in Dempsey has already been confirmed by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, and on Monday the Fulham midfielder, who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal, pulled out of a pre-season training camp in Switzerland in a bid to force through a move to Anfield.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll looks set for an August move away from Merseyside, with West Ham and former club Newcastle both keen.
And United States international Johnson has backed his compatriot to secure a move to Merseyside.
Writing on his Twitter page, the 28-year-old, who currently plays for Seattle Sounders, said: "Andy Carroll on loan to west ham. Looks like its opening up space for my boy @clint_dempsey.
"Dempsey will be a great contribution to Liverpool. #topplayer"
The striker insisted he did not mean to upset fans of his former club, but later tweeted: "Fulham is a fantastic club nothing towards the club at all.
"I read something and him being my mate would be happy if it happened.
"You people are taking this the wrong way. For any American to get the chance to play for a top club like that u wanna see it happen."
Dempsey would likely cost in the region of £10million.