Rodgers to decide Carroll’s Liverpool future

Andy Carroll’s future lies solely in the hands of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, according to chairman Tom Werner. Reported by the Belfast Telegraph, Werner explained that whilst the club understands there is a question to be answered over the uncertainty of Carroll’s role at the club, he will leave it to the new boss to decide what the answers are.

He said: “The only thing I can say is we will do what’s best for the club. At the moment, Andy is on the squad. He was an important member of the English team, he has got a lot of talent and we will see what happens there. Brendan is clearly the leader here, and hopefully the question will be answered shortly. But at the moment, Andy is on the team and we are looking forward to his contributions.

The 23-year-old has somewhat surprisingly been subject to much transfer speculation this summer, including the offer of a loan from his former club Newcastle United who sold him to Liverpool for £35m just 18 months ago.

In his time at Anfield the Englishman has been anything but prolific – in 42 Premier League appearances the centre-forward has only managed 6 goals. Those figures are a far cry from the 11 in 19 that he achieved in the top flight for Newcastle before leaving in January of 2011.

In recent weeks Rodgers had refused to deny Carroll is going to be loaned out, admitting all offers would be given full consideration. But he was careful to also say that the club is not looking for a deal to take place.

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