The Midlands club were prepared to offer Darren Bent - a reported target for Kenny Dalglish - as part of the deal.
But the Anfield boss is adamant he won't allow Carroll to leave, despite his poor form.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short has launched the search for a ninth manager in eight-and-a-half years and a sixth in little
Arsenal's failure to make the Champions League next season is dominating the back pages and the future of ALEXIS SANCHEZ
The final day of the season is often a time for emotional farewells as players and coaches prepare for a
With the Premier League title and relegation already decided, there is only Champions League qualification to play for in the final weekend's matches.
Jose Mourinho will reach 250 games as a Premier League manager when Manchester United host Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The FA are from next season introducing a panel to decide how to ban players who dive.