Rodgers: Carroll wants Liverpool stay
Andy Carroll has no desire to leave Liverpool, according to Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Andy Carroll is happy to stay at Anfield.
The England international has been linked with a move away from Merseyside after he struggled to make an impact since joining from Newcastle for £35million in January 2011.
But Rodgers is adamant the striker, who came off the substitutes' bench in Liverpool's pre-season goalless draw against Tottenham in America on Saturday, is still in his plans for next season.
Asked if there had been any offers for Carroll, Rodgers said: "Not that I am aware of. Obviously I'll know more when we get back.
"There has been a lot written about Andy, but you saw today he's happy to be here and he's worked very well since he's been here.
"The reality is he's still a Liverpool player, he can fit into how I want to play, and he's happy here.
"I'm certainly not wishing to push him out of the door."
Newcastle have had an initial offer to bring Carroll back to Tyneside turned down.
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Of course he wants to stay and why wouldnt he, he is developing as a player and has years ahead of him, he is still on a learning curve and some grit & determination will improve him as a player.
I read so much crap written about him just because of the price tag on his head, but he has shown steady signs of improvement in his last few games for club and country and shown he is willing to stay and fight, it would be foolish to let him leave without giving him a proper chance.
Hi everyone. To all those LFC haters/jealous I keep saying and reiterate this. THIS IS LFC THREAD not Manure or any other clubs so just go look elsewhere for your crap comments. I do understand that most of the threads are about LFC (sorry we can't help it we are still regarded as a legendary club).
As a LFC supporter having seen the pre-season games so far all be it with the youngsters, the signs are there to be seen BR could be the signing of the decade. I can say confidently BR will put LFC back in the CL well within the 3 years of his contract.
i knew brendan rodgers did'nt want to get rid of andy carroll ,glad that good he's still in the manager's plans for next season.ynwa and jft96.
Melcolm, would love to know where you dig the tripe up you utter. Neither Rogers, nor the club, let alone Carrol have ever said the wanted away from Liverpool.
Gosh Like a follower of MSN who believe a misqoute, twisted for headlining purposes by the ****s on MSN and start drwaong and spouting it out parrot fashion. Carrol isn't going anywhere for Petes sake so you, and the rest of the gullible ones take heed. Struth!