Andy Carroll is reportedly focused on reviving his Liverpool career and does not see his long-term future at Newcastle or West Ham.
Carroll is currently on loan with the Hammers and has impressed in recent weeks, scoring five goals in his last nine games for the east Londoners.
Despite being allowed to leave last summer when Brendan Rodgers took over at Liverpool, the England man believes he can still have a future at Anfield and is hoping to impress in pre-season as he knows neither the Hammers or Newcastle are prepared to pay the Reds’ £17m asking price for him in the summer.
The 24-year-old, who cost Kenny Dalglish a club-record £35million in January 2011, would be interested in a permanent switch to Upton Park or a return to Newcastle but knows there is no realistic chance of Liverpool budging on the fee.
And now a source close to Carroll has told Newcastle newspaper The Chronicle: “Andy is realistic about next season. He is not expecting to be at Newcastle or West Ham.
“He’s prepared to go back to Liverpool and fight for his place. Andy feels there is still some unfinished business at Liverpool and wants to continue his good rapport with the Kop.”
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