Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has expressed his disappointment in how the club handled the Andy Carroll transfer saga and his eventual departure from the club.
The £35m striker left Anfield for West Ham on a season-long loan deal, but hasn’t been replaced by manager Brendan Rodgers. The Reds boss had hoped for a deal for Fulham’s Clint Dempsey to materialise, but the £6m asking price could not be met. An offer to take Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge on loan also interested Rodgers, but failed to come together.
Liverpool now look very short of options in attack with only Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini available as the senior strikers in the squad. And Fowler believes it would have made more sense for his former club to bring someone in before shipping England international Carroll out. Speaking to talkSPORT, Fowler declared his disappointment:
“It wasn’t great, we were all expecting someone else to come in and sign, but as per most things in the transfer window you’re either really excited by what has happened or really disappointed and I, along with the majority of fans, was disappointed. I just felt that if you did let Andy Carroll go then someone else was definitely going to come in. It wasn’t the case but I would have preferred to get someone else in and then get rid of Andy Carroll. I would have thought that would have been the sensible way rather than the way it was done.”