Brendan Rodgers has given Carroll a mild vote of confidence as the Metro report that the Liverpool manager was quoted saying:”He is a player who can play in a number of styles and it was a wee bit unfair on him to say he couldn’t fit into the way I would want to play. We’ve got a number of very, very talented players in the group, of which Andy is one.” Whether that translates to first-team action or even a place in the club is a whole together different matter.
Staying on Merseyside, Liverpool are taking heat from Swansea as the Welsh club have heavily criticized the Reds for making a move for Joe Allen. A statement on their website read: “Swansea City can confirm that Liverpool have expressed an interest in Joe Allen, despite a written agreement with Liverpool not to approach any players within the 12-month period of former manager Brendan Rodgers leaving for Anfield.” Liverpool have made the £15m-rated Allen one their top transfer targets, but Swansea have no intention of selling the Welshman as they stated that they were under no financial pressure to sell their best players.
Alan Pardew has suggested that Liverpool have no choice but to take a hit on their £35m investment Andy Carroll as the Newcastle United manager retained hope of re-signing the former Toon hero. Speaking to BBC Radio Newcastle, Pardew felt that the Reds needed to cut their losses and let go of the 23 year old. He was also ceratin that the striker didn’t have a future at Anfield as he said: “I think it was obvious that as soon as Brendan went into Liverpool that Andy’s time was going to have to be somewhere else.” But he was unsure whether Newcastle would be able to match Liverpool’s price tag of £20m.
Liverpool’s scouts have seemingly taken to the internet to spot players as the Daily Mail report that the Reds are on the verge of signing 15 year old William McLaren from Brazil after watching his videos online. The talented kid will make the trip to England this week to wrap up the deal as Liverpool seemingly beat out competition from Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal.