Liverpool fans react as Chelsea are linked with Andy Carroll move

Chelsea are reportedly keen to sign West Ham United striker and former Liverpool flop Andy Carroll during the January transfer window, and Reds fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, the Blues have made enquiries to bring the 28-year-old to Stamford Bridge on loan this month to provide cover and competition for Alvaro Morata over the course of the rest of the season, with Michy Batshuayi failing to impress Antonio Conte.

The centre-forward’s time with the Irons has been plagued by injury, and Liverpool certainly don’t have too many fond memories of the player they bought for £35m in 2011 either, as he went on to score just 11 goals in 58 appearances in all competitions across one-and-a-half seasons before joining the east London outfit.

Liverpool supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the latest story, and while one said “please let this happen”, another said it was “surely some twisted joke”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…