There have certainly been countless stories over Andy Carroll’s treatment at Liverpool since Brendan Rodgers’ appointment and the player has created another headline following his comments about the Anfield supremo. The striker, now on loan at West Ham, has suggested that he was never given a chance at the club and says he could have fitted into any type of playing system.
As soon as Rodgers was appointed at the club there was speculation on Carroll’s future after he indicated that the former Newcastle striker could be allowed to leave on loan. Speculation about such a move lingered on for some time and even though West Ham’s initial offer was rebuffed, they eventually got their man on a season-long loan. Considering the problems that the Reds now have in the forwards department, with just Luis Suarez recognised as the only fit striker, some supporters are questioning whether or not such an approach has been vindicated.
In Carroll’s eyes, he was never given a chance under the new regime though. Speaking to the press the 23-year-old said, “I haven’t really had a fair chance at Liverpool. I was really told that I should move on to keep playing regular football, and obviously then Sam wanted me here and told me I would be playing regular games. A new manager came in and I wasn’t part of his plans. For me to play football, that was my chance to do that. That is why I am here at Upton Park. I think I could fit into every system. I believe in what I can do. Obviously he [Rodgers] has his beliefs and he didn’t think that.”
There’s no doubt that Carroll has looked much more convincing in his role at Upton Park and while he has been injured for a lot of his loan period, when he has featured he has made a very good impression in Sam Allardyce’s team.