Andy Carroll has failed to live
up to his 35 million pounds move to Liverpool from Newcastle
United, and despite starting the new Premier League season on
the bench manager Brendan Rodgers says he would be a "nutcase"
to let the striker go.
Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish as coach in June, was
scornful of Newcastle's bid to bring the powerful striker back
on loan and said there was no way he would reduce his already
limited striking options further with the transfer window
starting to close.
"I need a minimum of three strikers. Once the window shuts,
that is it until January. I have got [Luis] Suarez, Fabio Borini
and Andy Carroll," he told reporters.
"I would need to be a nutcase even to consider at this
moment to let Carroll go out, unless there are other solutions
Carroll found some form at the end of last season and forced
his way into England's Euro 2012 squad, but he was on the bench
for Liverpool's 3-0 opening day defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
West Ham United are also thought to be keen on the
23-year-old but having let forwards Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy
leave Liverpool, Rodgers is playing hardball.
"There is absolutely no chance [of a loan deal] - and
certainly not Newcastle," the former Swansea City boss said.
"Newcastle got 35 million for this player
last year. To even consider wanting to take him on loan is a
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