Rodgers transfer hopes dashed & Liverpool to be offered player-exchange – Best of LFC
It’s been a tale of two strikers at Anfield this week. Firstly, Andy Carroll has been the name on the lips of the football fraternity over the last seven days following Brendan Rodgers’ admission that he could let the club’s £35-million record signing. Word on the street is a return to this native Tyneside is on the cards whilst Big Sam Allardyce wants to offer him a temporary home at Upton Park. Rumours of Carroll’s departure were greatly enhanced upon the arrival of Italy international Fabio Borini – the man touted to bring the best out of Luis Suarez – on Friday in a deal mooted to be worth £10.5m. The 21-year-old is well known to Rodgers having coached and managed him at previous in their respective careers and he’ll know better than most how to get the best out of Borini. But theres also the lingering feeling that the money could have been invested in a higher calibre of striker. It’s a large sum to spend on a player with limited Premier League experience and one fairly good season in Serie A. Irresponsible spending proved to be the undoing of Kenny Dalglish. Plus, where does this leave Carroll? It’s evident that Borini will be Suarez’s partner next season and it’s unlikely the England forward will be content to kick his heels on the sidelines. How Rodgers manages his first real dilemma as manager on Merseyside will make for stimulating viewing.
This week on FFC is the Reds’ youth system something Rodgers needs to pay attention to and could Andy Carroll really be set for a temporary move to London?
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“I felt really good because I wanted to come back to England one day. I knew sooner or later I would be back. Being back with Liverpool is even better because I can show the people what I can do – we’ve got the Europa League and lots of things to play for.
“I hope to achieve the maximum I can, by scoring goals, getting into the Champions League and all of the things the club also wants – and all the other players.” Liverpool new boy Fabio Borini sets his sights high after signing from Roma