The Mirror is reporting that Brendan Rodgers loaned Andy Carroll to West Ham, because he had been promised by the board that they will bring in a replacement.
Rodgers obviously wanted Clint Dempsey, but that didn’t happen as Fulham revealed they had rejected an offer of JUST £3million for him, and he went to Spurs for £5million.
As someone wrote on Twitter last night, Liverpool would have made more than £2million selling Dempsey jersey’s in the U.S. alone.
The Daily Mail reported that A frustrated Rodgers met Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre at the club’s Melwood training ground on Saturday to seek an explanation why he has been left chasing four trophies with a painfully thin squad. Rodgers hopefully asked why Ayre left Melwood two hours before the deadline passed after finding out Spurs had signed Dempsey instead of finding him another striker.
And that is the challenge for Brendan Rodgers now is that he only has two experienced strikers, Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini, until the winter transfer window opens on New Year’s Day.
I hear the rumours of Michael Owen being a potential option, but Owen’s best days were a decade ago. He is a shadow of his former self, and can’t stay fit. So I don’t consider him a realistic option.
Didier Drogba is also rumoured to be available on a free, but after letting Carroll go because he did not fit into Rodger’s style of play, Liverpool cannot turn around and sign Drogba as he is a similar style player to Carroll.
What did you think of Liverpool’s inability to bring in a striker in the transfer window? And who is to blame for that? Is it Ayre or Rodgers?