Some interesting news being reported today, that Andy Carroll has been left out of the Liverpool squad that traveled to Belarus for a Europa League preliminary tie earlier this morning.
Andy Carroll – Liverpool withdraw him for Europa League squad
In fact he was initially in the squad and then the England striker was withdrawn from the squad, so perhaps that means that something is percolating in his desired move to Newcastle.
Newcastle would not want him cup-tied, but even if he played in the qualifiers he would still be able to play for Newcastle in the group stages of the tournament, assuming Newcastle make it to the group stages, and we have a two legged qualifying tie later this month.
The 6’3″ striker had originally been named in the squad for the game against FC Gomel, in the third qualifying round tie, but it seems strange that he was withdrawn, and why would that be the case?
The Liverpool squad flew out of John Lennon airport earlier today without their striker, so it’s hardly surprising that there is now increased speculation about why Liverpool did that.
Some reports suggest that Andy Carroll has picked up a groin injury, but that could also be a smoke-screen for the real reason why he was withdrawn – the plot thickens. 😀
Andy Carroll seems adamant that he will only move to Newcastle, and he has already let West Ham know he’s not interested in a move to Upton Park, even though West Ham offered silly money to Liverpool for him.
The ball is in Newcastle’s court to increase their bid for the Gateshead striker – but the ball is in Newcastle’s court on about five potential moves, to increase their bid.
Andy should not feel alone in that respect.