Fulham winger Clint Dempsey has waded into the debate over Brek Shea's future amidst speculation over a move to Liverpool.
USA coach Juergen Klinsmann urged the player to maintain his focus when speaking earlier in the week, and now his international colleague has echoed the sentiments of the German legend.
“All you can you do is play where you are, where your contract has you. It's always difficult position to be in because you don't want to be disrespectful to the team that's giving you a chance to do well and to the fans that have supported you," said Dempsey.
"You just have to make the most of the situation where you're at and if an opportunity comes up, you have to do what's best for your future. To accomplish the dreams that you want to accomplish."
It remains to be seen if Liverpool in the 'dream' for Shea, but manager Kenny Dalglish is known to be keen on bringing the 21-year-old to Anfield.
Shea graduated from the IMG Soccer Academy, signing for FC Dallas in 2008 and going on to become an integral part of the side at the Pizza Hut Park.
Liverpool have invested heavily in youth players at Anfield since the arrival of Damien Comolli as director of football and Kenny Dalglish as manager on Merseyside.
Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson signed for the senior side in January and the summer respectively, while a handful of youth internationals are working their way through the ranks of the Liverpool academy too.
American owners FSG are also likely to welcome the signing of a USA international at the club, although that's likely to be the last thing on the Liverpool manager's mind as he contemplates a move for the former No.2 draft pick.