Andy Carroll scored the opening goal against Valencia

Rodgers tells Newcastle they have no chance of Carroll loan

Brendan Rodgers dismissed Newcastle United's offer of a loan deal for Andy Carroll as a 'liberty' insisting he would not be going there on loan.

Newcastle made another offer to loan their former number 9 earlier this week, adding in a potential £12M fee if they wanted to buy at the end of the season.

But the reds manager insisted he would be a 'nutcase' if he allowed Carroll to go on loan back to Newcastle.

He said:

"To even consider wanting to take him on loan is a liberty.

"Absolutely no chance - and certainly not Newcastle. Newcastle got £35m for this player last year.

"I need a minimum of three strikers. Once the window shuts, that is it until January. I have got Luis Suarez, Fabio Borini and Andy Carroll.

"I would need to be a nutcase to even consider letting Andy Carroll go at this moment."

Earlier this week we posted an article highlighting Liverpool's lack of forward options and this statement from Rodgers suggests that he doesn't expect to bring another striker in before the transfer window shuts.

 

  • ballerfan2

    “Demba Ba and Papa Cisse already, are they really arsed?”

    No they are probably not bothered one way or the other. That’s the reason Newcastle are in such a strong position here. Ashley has done nothing wrong in offering possibly more than the true market value for a striker who has had an inauspicious year. Newcastle didn’t demand the £35m from Liverpool – it was offered, so I can’t really understand Rodger’s complaint. In fact, BR is in danger of backing himself into a corner over Carroll, being left with a player on high wages he obviously doesn’t want despite his protestations to the contrary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.blindside Jay Blindside

    We’ve pushed our boat out now so let hope it’s still floating at least until the Bar LV.

  • me2

    Demba Ba and Papa Cisse already, are they really arsed?