Rodgers Backtracks On Carroll – Don’t Believe It


During the transfer windows especially, the news is going to be reported out of context, and there will be emphasis on some comments that are simply blown out of proportion, so those initial Brendan Rodgers comments that suggested Andy Carroll  would not fit into the new Liverpool style of playing –  maybe we should take them with a pinch of salt.

A stern looking Brendan Rodgers earlier this week

The new Liverpool manager yesterday praised Andy, but it’s also the first time that Rodgers will have met big Andy face to face, and of course Andy is very popular player in the Liverpool dressing room, and also among the Merseyside fans, just as he was when he was at Newcastle.

This is what Rogers said before the Liverpool game against Roma:

“To consider a loan for someone the club spent £35M on isn’t something we’re looking to do at this moment in time.”  “Andy is a terrific young player.”  “I had a brief chat with all the lads and over the next couple of weeks I’ll be able to speak to them with more confidence and on a one-to-one basis.”

“There is no doubt Andy is a terrific talent.” “There has been a lot of unfair criticism aimed towards Andy.” “He is a player who can play in a number of styles and it was a wee bit unfair on him for people to say he couldn’t fit into the way I would want to play.”

“For me, your game is based on your players, the players you have. I am here to win games.” “We’ve got a number of very, very talented players in the group, of which Andy is one.”

Carroll trained with Liverpool in Boston yesterday,  and those are good words from Rodgers from a Liverpool perspective, because even if you are ready to sell a player, it’s not good to say he will not fit in, and it’s much better to praise him, and say what a great player he is.

Translation – get that transfer fee up there – so just as we should have taken Brendan’s former comments about Andy with a pinch of salt, we should do the same thing with his latest comments.

And we certainly shouldn’t quickly assume  there’s no chance now of Andy returning home – as some reports would have you believe today.

And  Brendan is looking to be a charismatic and popular manager at Liverpool, with both the players and the American owners  praising him, for how well he seems to have fitted in at Liverpool and got the players behind him.

Andy Carroll to Newcastle is still a possibility, but not if  the Magpies  pull off a coup – and sign top Marseilles striker Loic Remy.

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225 comments so far

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    I’d rather have a pacey forward like Remy all day long!

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Looks as if he has Been Told Carroll is Staying So Get On With It !!!!

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  • jakesome

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    other teams know we have the best head scout in the league as well as one of the tightest owners. so they wait for us to pull out and then swoop with an extra 500k. debuchy is worth the money we cant always get tiote value deals somtimes you have to pay the market value. we would not get a rb close to his class for less than £8m fact. every spot in the league is worth 800k i honestly having debuchy could be the difference between 8th and 6th+. sucks having an owner that supports your rivals. well thats my negativity for today. now for some coronas in the park

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    If we were getting Carroll we would NOT be chasng Remy !!

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  • DannyA

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    REPOST sorry its due to the rapid rate Ed is gettin his articles out lol

    hopefully there is sum truth in the Remy story’s id F’ing love it if we bagged him top quality player

    also now Pardew has cum out and said Ashley wants 2 improve on last season so they have 2 back those words up in my eyes and they wudnt say these things if there wernt goin to and!!

    We can’t compete with the big boys unless we get Champions League football.” “Mike isn’t going to fund that. He’s made that clear, but he’s given me an opportunity to maybe do it anyway.”

    the part where he says but hes given me the oppurtunity to maybe do it anyway what does that mean i might just be bein thick or summit but that tells me Ashley maybe willing to loosen the purse strings a little!

    heres to hoping anyway

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Lee,
    Why do you feel the need to capitalise each and every word?

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    I really hope we dont sign Carroll honestly I do!

    After my earlier despair, Im back to reality.

    What will be will be, we will sign players we need hopefully.

    As for the ”If we dont signDebuchy, Cabaye will leave” angle….Utter Toss!

    Hopefully we get him in, matbe a striker, and a CB, (not douglas, as hes a wazzock by the sound of it)

    not that fussed on Anita either,

    Go on Pards, you and Big Bad GC, get those bargains over that big sexy line

    HWTL

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Ketsbia i really think you are on another planet.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #9

    Colo Sus,
    Weren’t Cabaye and Debuchy playing for Lille when we signed Cabaye. That statement you quoted is complete and utter bollocks.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Ben Arfa

    I think you mis understood chief,

    Im saying that al the fans who are crapping themselves that if we dont get Debuchy then Cabaye will automatically leave, are being a tad hasty in being so scared….
    Chill out lad haha

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Colo…”Big sexy line” ooooo yeah!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #12

    I was simply saying that i trust the board and Pardew and Carr o get us the players we need, and if they are not players that are already in the rumour mill, then so be it.

    Whats the point in stressing over it, theres nothing we can do about itm but wait and see.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #13

    Arfa…he said “utter toss” afterwards…doesn’t seem like he’s agreeing 🙂

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  • jakesome

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #14

    “Joe Allen, 22, can leave Swansea for £15m thanks to a clause in his contract but only to a ‘top five’ club, which includes Liverpool.”
    Full story: Daily Mirror
    ERM no they’re not!!!!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza

    Awwwwlrrigghttt baby!

    i love a bit of over the line action, 🙂

    Ben arfa

    http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Stress-Relief-30-tablets_954354/

    GET ON THESE

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16

    Well so far we have offloaded a load of players saving MA money in wages. We sold Best for circa £3m and brought in two players so far this season.

    So the way I read it MA has yet to part or invest any money this transfer window. Someone mentioned that MA likes to leave it to the last minute. We’ve been here before……remember we needed a quality striker to replace AC and were unable to do so for sometime though freely admit Ba and Cisse defo make up for it.

    However look at the dynamics of the locker room – our players will be looking around and will want new signings, for depth of squad, for morale etc. This time last yr we’d signed four or five players…you canne sign a player last minute and expect them to immediately gel into the premiership. We need to get some names over the line and soon. Pards mentioned 14 days 10 days ago so I’m expecting in the next 4…….actually not quite sure what I’m expecting in the next 4 days….LOL!! HWTL

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Seriously have you not learned, dont get your hopes up with speculation. Remy is just another player that we wont pay the valuation for, it will run for a week or 2 then someone else will pay what we wouldnt.

    Just assume that we wont sign anyone else, then anything that comes up is a bonus, am tired of disappointment……

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #18

    JD

    Good policy, one that i adhere to

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Ketsbaia9 // Jul 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    We need to sign Anita, Debuchy, Sakho, Remy and Hoilett to break into the champions league.

    & Paul Scharner 🙂

    This is drivel.
    We do not NEED to sign any of the above.
    We do need three and ideally four bluechip players to take us up a notch.
    Ideally we need a left sided defender
    RB to replace Simmo if he goes, otherwise not essential , though desirable.
    CB with good set piece ability – both defending and attacking
    CF Fast nippy player
    DM Personally I would like to see a player to play alongside Tiote and free up Cabaye to play as playmaker further upfield.

    No names, no pack drill

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  • -Tendo-

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    BREAKING: Swansea want £15 million for midfielder Joe Allen, however Liverpool have responded and would like to pay £30 million for him.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    15 mil for Allen…….Oh MY GOD will they never learn haha!

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  • Sholadona

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #22

    @MFH Don’t forget Alderweireld!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #23

    I bet you lot on here are awesome on foot ball manager mmaaaaaaaaan

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    @Colo-Sus

    I wish some of them would play it more often.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #25

    Hatem

    Dorks

    Pappiss

    from prev thread HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    OH MYYY GOOOODDDDD

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #26

    Colo Sus,
    I picked some up this morning.
    Had a horrible dream where I looked at the papers and read Paul Scharner was completing a medical at the Toon.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #27

    On Andy,
    he bleeds black and white, sooner or later (probably later) it’s going to happen.

    A previous article is much more interesting; the one where MA puts AP right. He has explained to AP that finishing 8th or whatever (remember the one about ‘educating the fans’?!) is not our target, rather more of the same is what he expects.

    Congrats Mike. Listen to your boss Alan.

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #28

    Ben Arfa

    Hahaha

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #29

    Carroll……..WGAF

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Ben Arfa

    His brother, Stefan Scharner is in a Jesmond hotel as I write….

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #31

    @NewsFoot: #Newcastle et l’#OM se sont accordés sur un coût de transfert de 19.3M€ pour #Remy – Le transfert semble imminent.

    If true, get in there!

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  • DannyA

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Ben Arfa wat does that mean in good old English lol

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #33

    Newcastle and Marseille have agreed a €19.3m fee for Remy. A transfer is imminent.

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #34

    I would really like Carroll back, but to be honest he just does not play our type of football anymore, Sturridge would be my preferable choice!!

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  • jakesome

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #35

    sturridge is a prek

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  • super magpie

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #36

    Ben arfa?

    Twitter bullsh*t saying we’ve agreed a fee for remy, doubt it

    Also getting really annoyed with the Debuchy saga, Lille have signed their RB, Debuchy wants to leave. I don’t care if people say don’t pay the extra £2million, Debuchy could be the difference between qualifying for the CL or not. So the extra £2m Would Generate another £30m, ( also Spending around £14m on remy would do ). 🙂

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Be Arfa: Just seen that too. Hope its true!!! Cross everything.

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  • bazrazmataz

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #38

    @31 total rubbish MA will never ever spend £15 mil on a 3rd striker

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #39

    Looks pretty likely – fingers crossed!

    @cwarr07: Loic Remy #notachance #NUFC

    Anyone seen the picture of Debuchy outside Greggs circulating around twitter? Is it legit or has some saddo spent ages on photoshop to get our hopes up?

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  • eastend toon

    Jul 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #40

    hold on!

    E19m… this is NUFC we’re talking about!

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