Brendan Rodgers: "It was very unfortunate for Andy when he joined this club because he had limited experience of the Premier League.
"Through no fault of his own he arrived on the back of an incredible price tag for someone so young and inexperienced, and the early stages were difficult for him.
"But there's no doubt Andy has great qualities. Look at one of his two goals last week for West Ham from the corner (in a 3-1 win over Wigan).
"There are not too many better sights in football when you've the big guy going and heading the ball like that.
"Three of his five goals this season have come from set plays, one from a cross and the other a penalty.
"As to his future, there are other things involved, it's not as simple as him being here. There are other things we need to consider in it all.
"But do I think he can be a top player? Is he a top player? He certainly has that potential.
"If he gets that opportunity of playing in a team that suits his style, then there's always a chance.
"The important thing is Andy is at a very good club with a very good manager.
"As I've said, it's one where we will see it through to the end of the season and we'll take it from there."