Liverpool FC chairman unclear on Andy Carroll future
If any evidence was required that Liverpool don’t want to keep Andy Carroll on the books, you only have to read the words of Tom Werner who has stated that the final decision on whether to keep the striker rests with Brendan Rodgers.
July 24th, 2012
Hardly a glowing endorsement for a player that cost FSG £35 million eighteen months ago, although the fact that clubs such as Newcastle and Fulham have enquired about the forward makes clear that Carroll is ready to leave Anfield.
The Liverpool chairman told Sky Sports News: “The only thing I can say is we will do what’s best for the club.
“At the moment, Andy is on the squad. He was an important member of the English team, he has got a lot of talent and we will see what happens there.
“Brendan is clearly the leader here, and hopefully the question will be answered shortly.
“But at the moment, Andy is on the team and we are looking forward to his contributions.”
Werner is also enthusiastic about the new season, with Rodgers’ philosophy having impressed the Liverpool board so far.
He said: “I don’t think anyone could have been happy with our performance on the pitch last year, no disrespect to Kenny.
“I think he is an iconic figure for Liverpool and he will always be appreciated for the stability that he brought to the club.
“Brendan brings a very thoughtful, modern, attacking philosophy – I think our fans will be very delighted with the attacking philosophy that he brings to Liverpool – and hopefully we will see improvement.”