Alan Pardew has told Brendan Rodgers to accept that Liverpool will need to cut their losses on Andy Carroll after the Englishman’s future on Merseyside seems uncertain, according to the Daily Mirror.
Liverpool, who will be infuriated by Pardew’s comments have already rejected a bid from Newcastle to re-sign Carroll after the Tyneside club have spent just 18 months without him. It is thought that the Magpies will only offer half of the £35 million that took the striker to Anfield.
Speaking of advice that he was given by John Madejski while at Reading, Pardew stated,
“John used to say to me about certain players, ‘Just wipe your nose and move on,’ and I think (Liverpool) are going to have to do that with Andy”.
Pardew also stated his belief that Carroll’s days were numbered on Merseyside as soon as the Northern Irishman was appointed as manager, claiming that a 6ft 3 target man was not necessary for Rodgers’ tactics;
“I think it was obvious, as soon as Brendan went into Liverpool that Andy’s time was going to have to be somewhere else”.
It is thought that 23-year old Carroll would be interested in a return to St. James’ Park, especially if Liverpool finalise a proposed move for Fulham goal machine Clint Dempsey.