Carroll celebrates against West Brom

Carroll and co named in Liverpool tour of North America

Andy Carroll is amongst the names in the Liverpool squad for the reds pre-season tour of North America.

Weekend speculation centred on the reds number 9, after Newcastle were the first team to be flushed out with a conclusive loan offer for the player.  They intended to loan the player for a year, with the option of a permanent deal.

However Liverpool have rejected a loan return to the Sports Direct Arena.  But it is believed that Liverpool could be convinced to the merits of a player sale if they received an appropriate enough bid for the Geordie front man.

Carroll has endured a difficult time since his transfer to Anfield 18 months ago - scoring only 11 times in 57 appearances - however his performances towards the end of last season were a step, albeit a very late on, in the right direction.

Despite this it appears that Carroll may be a casualty of the new managers arrival - with the belief that Rodgers will prefer a more fluid and mobile strike force, rather than one built on aerial strength and rugged force.

Liverpool Squad travelling to North America *

Charlie Adam
Daniel Agger
Alberto Aquilani
Jamie Carragher
Andy Carroll
Glen Johnson
Daniel Pacheco
Lucas Leiva
Jose Enrique
Stewart Downing
Steven Gerrard
Jordan Henderson
Jonjo Shelvey
Martin Skrtel
Jay Spearing
Joe Cole
Jon Flanagan
Adam Morgan
Stephen Sama
Brad Smith
Suso
Peter Gulacsi
Brad Jones
Raheem Sterling
Danny Wilson
Martin Kelly
Krisztian Adorjan
Fabio Borini
Nathan Eccleston
Jordon Ibe
Ryan McLaughlin
Andre Wisdom
Danny Ward
Jack Robinson

*Some players will fly out today - others later this week and at the weekend - depending on their involvement in summer tournaments.

  • Darryl_w

    Good luck to you all, let’s hope Andy Carroll is given the chance to show that he can fit into the new system, I’d love him to stay, he played better than all the other England frontmen put together at Euro 2012.

    • Darryl_w

       Surprised not to see Conor Coady in the squad.

  • Mickdolan

    rodgers should come out and back carrol

  • Eahardisty

    “with the belief that Rodgers will prefer a more fluid and mobile strike force, rather than one built on aerial strength and rugged force.”

    Belief?

    Pure speculation.  Aerial strength and rugged force may be exactly what’s needed against some opponents.  also he showed in the limited perfrmances for England he can make a good pass.

    I’ll wait until after the american tour when Brendan has done his evaluation of the player’s capabilities and if it can fit into his style of playing.

  • GLADIATOR33316

    hope all goes well brendan,and the lads get no injury worries :}

  • Colin Tyrer

    Best of luck to Brendan and the squad on their two week tour.

    Really strange that many players are returning today and straight on to the plane – doing the majority of their pre-season training abroad!

    Hopefully in the two weeks we will have one or two more additions to the squad who can fly out to join the rest of the players.