Thursday, August 23, 2012

Andy Carroll Could Be Left On The Bench For Another Season

Liverpool has reportedly insisted that they would rather hold onto Andy Carroll for another season than face the prospect of losing him on the cheap before the transfer deadline.

Despite the 6ft 3in England ace not featuring in boss Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice plans this season, the club have said they will not compromise on the player's price – meaning the striker is facing the prospect of another campaign warming the bench.

Carroll has already turned down bids to join West Ham United, Aston Villa and Fulham, even though the Hammers were ready to up his wages to £90,000-a-week.

Carroll's former club Newcastle is keen to end his Liverpool nightmare, but the club is not willing to match the £20 million asking price set by Liverpool.

Magpies’ manager Alan Pardew feels that Carroll’s price will depreciate as the transfer deadline moves closer, knowing Rodgers’ desperation to sell the player and use the funds received to sign some of his own targets.

However, Rodgers has announced he will not let Carroll go if a serious offer arrives too late for him to bring in a serious replacement.

It is no secret that new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Carroll off his books only 18 months after the striker signed for the side, but has failed in his bid to sell the player up to now, with Carroll unwilling to go to a club which doesn’t play in Europe regularly.

Rodgers is set to have talks with Carroll to explain the situation to the striker, and will inform the England international that he might have to join a lesser club who are ready to match Liverpool’s fee, or spend a lot of time in the coming season warming the bench at the Merseyside outfit.

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