Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said that the club would not be sending record signing Andy Carroll out on loan as late as yesterday, and yet today we hear that Carroll has joined West Ham on a season-long loan.
“It’s great to be here at West Ham and all signed up – I just can’t wait to get started now,” Carroll said.
“I want to be playing games and obviously hoping to score some goals. I know the manager well and some of the lads, so it is nice for me to come to a place where I know people.
“I’m hoping to add a lot of goals and create a few chances. I know Sam from Newcastle and he was a massive reason for me coming. When I worked with him at Newcastle it was great so it was a no-brainer really.”
It is understood that West Ham have no commitment to buy Carroll, but they will have an option to buy him next summer.
Explaining the move Rodgers said:
“It is very simple – the club have made a monumental investment in big Andy. At the moment he is not playing. He made it very clear he wanted to play games and this is his last chance to do that.”
“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see Andy has been a cover player for us and has been excellent in terms of his attitude and acceptance of where he is at.
“But I don’t think we are in a position to have £35m players as third-choice strikers, or wingers who are on £5m-£6m a year.”
He is only a cover player because you refuse to play Brendan Rodgers. And you have since you took over as Liverpool manager.
Does anyone honestly believe that Fabio Borini is a better player than Andy Carroll? Who will score more goals in the Premier League this season? Borini or Carroll?
And with those answers you see why so many Liverpool fans are shaking their head at the clubs summer transfer dealings.