After just one full season with Liverpool, British record signing Andy Carroll finds himself in a complex scenario where his future at anfield club is in serious doubts. Although fans argue that Carroll had great last few months for the reds, still by all means he had a mediocre season. Rodgers rightly said that a 35 million signing should fit in any system but as it seems, the manager has other ideas in Carroll’s case which leaves the Big Geordie in a three way conundrum lately.
Carroll could not fit in Kenny Dalglish’s pass and move game and warmed the bench more often than not. Still Dalglish stuck with his signing and believed that he will come good, he did but sadly too late in the season. In came Brendan Rodgers with his style of play that again does not suit Carroll. As it stands, Rodgers seems unlikely to repeat the mistakes of his predecessor knowing that Carroll does not fit in “tiki taka”.
Not just the manager, even majority of the Liverpool supporters believe that the system is not made for him. Last season, Andy Carroll did not get much game time as he would have liked, still he got his chance when Suarez was suspended but failed to impress. What looms is another bit-part role for him at Liverpool where he will mainly be part of Plan B for second season running. Something the record signing will not want.
West Ham have made their interest clear in the England striker and lately BBC even reported his loan departure for 2 million fee but nothing concrete yet. In any case Andy Carroll dreams of playing at European level and to shatter that only to play at championship level is the last thing on his mind. Even if Liverpool are interested in listening to offers, it will be highly surprising, no, shocking to see Carroll accept a move to newly promoted West Ham.
Like West Ham, Carroll’s former club Newcastle also tried to capture him on loan but Liverpool were not interested in a loan deal. Reports suggest that they are keeping an eye on their ex-number 9 and may come up with an appropriate bid to re-sign the unsettled forward. Whether or not Mike Ashley opts to spend on Carroll remains to be seen as he will cost around 18 million.
For Andy, return to hometown club might be the best possible solution to the dilemma he finds himself in still Tyneside have a new team with new stars. Pappis Cisse now owns the number 9 shirt and Newcastle play some attractive football with exciting talents, a lot different from the direct one with Carroll and Barton around. He may get more chances at Newcastle than under Rodgers at Liverpool but for now Newcastle have yet to make a formal bid.
In Your Opinion, What is the best possible solution for Andy Carroll?