Fulham have fined forward Clint Dempsey for refusing to play for the club, Press Association Sport understands.
Cottagers manager Martin Jol revealed on Friday that Dempsey would not be included in the club's squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener against Norwich .
And Press Association Sport understands that the American has refused to play for the club as he seeks to secure a move to Liverpool , and Fulham have fined him for taking that stance.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Norwich game, an angry Jol claimed Liverpool have "embarrassed" Fulham over their failure to follow up an enquiry for Dempsey.
The Dutchman confirmed that star forward Dempsey has told him that he wants to leave for Liverpool, who have been keeping track of him all summer.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers admitted last month that he was interested in signing the 29-year-old, but the Ulsterman has never lodged a bid for Dempsey, which has left Jol fuming.
"That was very disappointing," Jol told a press conference. "Clint told everyone he was going to Liverpool before he came back so we really thought there was quite a firm interest in him.
"Even (Rodgers) told everyone he was interested in Clint Dempsey, but our people never had an offer. It's almost embarrassing. If you have shown interest in a player, you have to follow it up with an offer."
Despite losing Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora to QPR over the last six months, Jol is now resigned to losing another one of his goalscorers in Dempsey.
Dempsey and Liverpool are in a strong bargaining position as the player only has 12 months left on his contract, but Jol insists the American will not leave unless a decent offer comes in for him.