Andy Carroll saga: Liverpool playing hardball, Newcastle priced out of move - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThe ongoing speculation over Andy Carroll’s future continues, as the will-he, won’t-he talk of a transfer rolls on. Much has been made of Brendan Rodgers’ intentions to play others ahead of the England international for Liverpool this season, but the Northern Irish manager still will not let the forward leave on the cheap; especially to former club Newcastle.
The burly attacker’s disappointing return at Anfield since his £35 million move to Merseyside back in January 2011 has been well-documented, with a return of six goals last season not satisfactory to win over the Kop. With Rodgers bringing in Fabio Borini to spearhead his forward line alongside Luis Suarez, Carroll is seemingly an expensive extra that Liverpool do not need, or want.
“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that Andy has been a cover player for us,” Rodgers told reporters.
“He has been excellen...