Newcastle United target Andy Carroll has a future at Liverpool

Sharethematch.com examines the possible consequences if Liverpool should decide to sell Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll joined Liverpool for £35m from Newcastle in January 2011 Photo: k1ngk0ng, via Flickr

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Sale of Carroll would leave Liverpool short on strikers

Liverpool appear to be willing to accept a £15m loss on former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll after one poor season – and they say managers do not get enough time to make a success of a club.

It is safe to assume Carroll does not fit into Brendan Rogers’ style of play – all tika-taka and quick feet around the penalty area – but the Reds might regret a quick-fire sale.

While Luis Suárez was a class apart last season, his chance-to-goal ratio was not much better than Carroll’s and Craig Bellamy cannot be relied on with his injury record.

It leaves Fabio Borini, the new signing from Roma, a player who has done ok when given a chance but who could not force his way in at bigger clubs Chelsea and Parma.

Rumours continue that Rodgers will use the money from the Carroll sale to fund the purchase of Clint Dempsey, a quality forward but one who has never managed more than 13 goals in a season until last year’s tally at Fulham.

Instead of cutting their losses and selling the big man, Liverpool’s US owners should be looking to keep him and add another striker to the mix otherwise they could be left short of goals again this season.

Ferguson gets it right once again

Sir Alex Ferguson has been proven right once again after admitting he predicted Wayne Rooney would struggle to reproduce his best form for England at Euro 2012.

Rooney has failed to sparkle at a major international tournament since Euro 2004, but has been hindered by prevailing injuries and loss of form at key moments – predominantly towards the end of the season on the eve of the competition.

Ferguson pinned the poor performances of the United striker only having a five-and-a-half week gap in which to cool off from the season before gearing himself up for battle.

Traditionally, October has been his best goal-scoring month for the 19-times English champions.

“Wayne’s a stocky lad. If he misses couple of games, it takes him three or four to come back and he didn’t play from his last game [for United] on 13 May until the third game of the Euros more than a month later,” Ferguson said.

“We know him better than anybody and he needs a lot of football,” he continued, tacitly pointing to his argument of a winter break of which other countries take advantage.

If only there was better communication between the England and club set-ups, then perhaps they could learn from the likes of Ferguson.

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