Even though Brendan Rodgers has claimed that everyone will have a chance to prove themselves to him, it appears as though Andy Carroll is already fighting a losing battle. After being quizzed by reporters on the future of the former Newcastle striker, Rodgers admitted that there is a possibility that Carroll could depart the club on loan in the near future.
Having joined from the Magpies in a deal worth £35m back in January 2011, there has always been immense pressure on the shoulders of Carroll. However, even the optimists at Anfield would have been hoping for a more fruitful return from the 23-year-old, with Carroll managing just nine goals during his first full campaign at the club.
Admittedly, his form picked up towards the end of the season, yet it is widely thought that the England international does not hold the correct attributes to succeed in the system that Rodgers is planning to employ. It’s understood that the ex-Swansea boss wants to utilize a 4-3-3 formation – something that Carroll would certainly struggle to fit in to.
Bearing the above in mind, a lot of people will not be surprised to read Rodgers’ latest comments. He said, “It’s something I would have to look at, I have to be honest. There are many things to going on loan. Is it going to be beneficial for the club, that’s the most important thing? I’m not going to sit here and say I will never let anyone go on loan, then come in here in two weeks and a player’s gone, and you’re saying ‘you said you wouldn’t let them go’.”
Meanwhile, Rodgers has also confirmed that he is hopeful of concluding his first signing in the very near future. While rumours surrounding a possible move for Fabio Borini have heightened over recent days, such a transfer is surely unlikely considering his recent transfer to Roma.