That seems to have club owner David Sullivan trying to hit back at Newcastle United, saying Alan Pardew's bid to sign Carroll on loan was doomed to failure.
West Ham United’s co-owner has talked about his club’s failed bid to sign the striker.
Sam Allardyce agreed a £2m loan fee, with a view to a £17m permanent switch, but Carroll opted to stay on Merseyside.
David Sullivan: “We had a deal in place with Liverpool to borrow the player, which automatically became a purchase if we stayed up.
“We hoped, as he had the same agent (Mark Curtis) as our manager and he was very friendly with Kevin Nolan, our captain, that Andy would want to come.
“But he really wanted to stay at Liverpool. He believes he will get back into the side by his performances.
“We were paying all of his wages and a huge loan fee. Newcastle didn’t even want to pay all his wages. This is what we were led to believe.
“So Liverpool were not prepared to let him go to Newcastle. But it may all change. Who knows?”