Carroll - Player Who Gets Managers The Sack?
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
Isn't it ironic - Kenny Dalglish got the sack for paying £35m for Andy Carroll and playing him when he was well off form.
And new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is under mounting pressure for NOT playing the former Toon No 9 ... now that he IS in form.
The Scousers suffered a 3-0 humiliation at the Hawthorns on Saturday, and the Reds supporters won't stand for another Premiership flop this campaign.
Liverpool may have to accept a substantial loss on Andy Carroll, as Newcastle United refuse to offer more than £12 million for the striker.
Liverpool have placed a £20 million price tag on the man they signed from the Magpies a year and a half ago, but Alan Pardew and the Newcastle United hierarchy have no intention of matching that fee.
And the Tyneside club feel they will eventually get their man for their price, knowing that Brendan Rodgers is holding onto a player who does not feature in his plans.
The man signed for £35 million in January 2011 sat on the bench for most of Liverpool’s dismal 3-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the season at the weekend, only coming on for the injured Joe Cole with ten minutes of the match remaining.
Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini started against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon, as Carroll watched his team dismantled by the rampant Baggies.
And it proved a major shock to the system for the new Scouse boss.