Commander Keen wrote:
BR likes his pass and move technical football, Carroll is obviously more in the lump it up to the big man category, so he can't be as effective within the system as the smalller technical forwards.
Can any Pool fans on here shed any light on why Brenden Rodgers seems so keen to get rid of Andy Carroll? I mean the player would offer something different to Suarez up front and it's not like Liverpool are blessed with an abundance of options there.
Also, the guy seems to genuinely want to do well for Liverpool but hasn't even been given any sort of chance whatsoever.
He's obviously not a £35m player, but it seems really odd that Rodgers decided he was going to get rid without even trying. Like he made the decision first, and basically is justifying it to himself ever since...
Do most of you guys agree with this, or would you like to see him given a chance? Genuinely curious.
I agree it did seem he had made his mind up about Carroll fairly early on, he ideally wanted to sell him last summer but a loan was the only option on the table. It was a bit of an issue when Borini was injured and Suarez was our only real forward, but the loan gave him the chance to play with less pressure and put himself in the shop window again, which he has done pretty well.
I like Carroll and I feel bad that we have stunted him as a player due to the ridiculous fee we paid for him and the weight of pressure and expectation attached to it. I think he could be a decent plan B, but his wages aren't insignificant and he would grow frustrated being on the bench regularly given he has been in the first team at WHU.
I doubt we'll ever get more for him than we will at this moment in time, so combined with the other factors it makes sense to cut our losses, claw back some cash for him to reinvest in another player and finally cut him loose of the weight of that fee hanging around his neck.