Carroll may still leave Reds

30 August 2012 09:29
Brendan Rodgers has hinted that Liverpool are still looking to offload Andy Carroll before Friday's transfer deadline.

Carroll joined the Reds in a big-money deal from Newcastle 18 months ago, but he is not part of Rodgers' future plans with the manager admitting he will only be used as a 'cover player'.

The England striker appears keen to stay and fight for a place, despite interest from West Ham, but Rodgers has suggested he should seek regular first-team football elsewhere.

"You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see Andy's been a cover player but he's been excellent in his attitude and acceptance of where he is at," he said. "But, as a club, I'm not sure we are in a position to have £35million players as third-choice strikers, or a winger on £5-6m a year.

"There's still a wee bit of thinking time, and it's hard to walk away from here.

The ones who want to play will probably look elsewhere, irrespective of finance, because that's their passion."

Source: team_talk

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