Even though Liverpool are now down to just one fully fit striker following the recent injury to Fabio Borini, Brendan Rodgers remains defiant on the situation and insists that he hasn’t even thought about recalling Andy Carroll from his loan spell with West Ham.
While Borini is hardly one of the prolific players at Anfield, he is at least classed as a senior striker which is more than can be said about most other strikers at the club. In fact, Luis Suarez is the only fit player that falls into this category and with Borini’s surgery set to keep him out for the next three months, it looks as though the Reds will be relying heavily on the Uruguayan international until well into the New Year.
Considering the above, there were some murmurs that Rodgers could turn back to Carroll in a bid to save the situation. However, judging by the stubbornness that the former Swansea boss has demonstrated in relation to Carroll, it looks as though the player’s future at Anfield is almost certainly over for good.
Rodgers told the press, “It [recalling Carroll] isn’t something I have considered, to be honest. Andy has obviously gone out to get games. We have people watching when he plays and they report back on how he is doing. But with Fabio’s injury just coming up we will assess it from there. The reality is it has happened so we have to deal with it. I’m not going to cry over it. It leaves us a bit short, there’s no getting away from that, but it’s what we’ve got so we’ll just crack on.”
It is not yet known which strikers Rodgers will turn to in order to fill the void left by Borini, although Adam Morgan and Samed Yesil are regarded as favourites to get the nod following several impressive performances in the reserves.