Liverpool’s American chairman Tom Werner has said today to Sky Sports, that it’s really up to the new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to decide what will happen with Andy Carroll, now that the 23 year-old Geordie striker has arrived in Boston and linked up with the Liverpool squad.
Andy Carroll – no future at Liverpool?
But from the comments Brendan has made, and from the way Swansea played with the ball on the ground, which the former Swans manager has said he will employ at Liverpool, it doesn’t look like Andy Carroll will be part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans for the new season
And if that’s the case, surely it’s then up to Liverpool to either let Andy Carroll leave on a permanent transfer, or loan him out for the season to another club, so at least the England striker gets some playing time.
It’s a little embarrassing for Liverpool that after only18 months after his £35M move to the club from Newcastle, there seems no role at Anfield for the 23 year-old Geordie boy.
And we know that Newcastle have an offer on the table to bring Andy Carroll home, and it’s a one season loan offer with the option of a permanent deal for £12M at the end of the season, with Liverpool reported to want closer to £20M for their striker – no chance.
The Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner told Sky Sports News today:
“Brendan is clearly the leader here.” “The only thing I can say is we will do what is best for the club. At the moment Andy is on the squad, he is an important member of the England team and he has a lot of talent. We will see what happens.”
“Hopefully the question will be answered shortly, but at the moment Andy is on the team and we look forward to him contributing.”
As the pre-season goes on and if Andy doesn’t seem to be fitting in at Liverpool under Rodger’s new playing style it will become embarrassing to Liverpool, and they will be under pressure to do something for Carroll.
So it’s probably not a bad strategy for Newcastle to just wait and see how things develop in the summer, and Liverpool know that Alan Pardew is only too willing to take Andy back to Tyneside – but only at the right price – of course.