Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’ has urged Liverpool Boss Rodgers to be more flexible with their asking price for Andy Carroll and warned Liverpool FC they will need to take a big financial hit if they want to sell the 23-year old.
He told BBC Radio Newcastle: “[Reading chairman] John Madejski used to say to me about certain players, just wipe your nose and move on. And I think [Liverpool] are going to have to do that with Andy.
“I think it was obvious that as soon as Brendan went into Liverpool that Andy’s time was going to have to be somewhere else. Whether he comes here is something that I will take or I will leave.
“It’s a lot of money for Mike [Ashley, Newcastle owner], although we’ll obviously be getting a big upside in terms of what we sold him for and we’ve got three great strikers here already. But of course, as the manager, I want the best players I can get.”
Yes I agree Carroll is young and talented, but certainly he’s not the striker whom you expect to outrun defenders and hit the back of the net with a clinical finish or produce a magic with his technical ability consistently. Liverpool FC must play to his strength to get the best out of Carroll and maybe the Tiki taka style of football is not Carroll’s cup of tea.
Should Liverpool keep Carroll or cut the loss and sell him?