I was initially panic-stricken when I read Brendan Rodgers’ admission that he might look into recalling Andy Carroll in January. We had just demolished Fulham 3-0 and, while the whole team played well, a lot of our prowess was down to the Andy Carroll factor. The idea of losing him put a real downer on the joy of our performance on Saturday.
But then I thought about it a bit and I’m not too worried.
Rodgers made it clear that Carroll wasn’t in his plans, and was willing to let him leave as long as he could get a replacement in. Liverpool’s failed last-minute pursuit of Clint Dempsey has left them short of attacking options, leading many to assume they’ll recall Carroll in January.
In my eyes, Liverpool’s problem is between now and January; not from January onwards. They need a new striker in now – the fact they have to wait until January makes me believe that they’ll just sign a striker they actually want then. Rodgers doesn’t fancy Carroll and that probably won’t change in January – if he has the option to sign a player that he rates then I doubt he’ll panic and recall AC.
Come on you Irons!