Rodgers plays down Carroll speculation

Andy Carroll, West Ham UnitedLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that he will wait until the summer before making a decision about And Carroll’s future.

The £35m hit-man has spent this season on loan with West Ham, after being deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield.

It was expected that the powerful hit-man would make his temporary switch a permanent one at the end of the campaign, but reports have emerged that the Hammers are reconsidering their stance in the situation.

This has led to speculation that Carroll may return to Liverpool for next term and that Rodgers is prepared to give him another chance.

But, the Northern Irishman is adamant that no decisions have been made and that that things will stay that way until the summer:

“We’ve monitored it very closely, we’ve had representatives from Liverpool at most of the games.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

“It’s obviously been a difficult season for Andy because his initial idea was he wanted to go out and play every week, but unfortunately for him he’s picked up some injuries since he’s been away.

“But he scored two very good goals at the weekend and he’ll be looking to finish the season on a high and achieve the objectives he wanted to before he went out.

“It’s (Carroll’s future) nothing to discuss now. It’s something we’ll speak about at the end of the season.”

Carroll has endured an injury plagued campaign, which is rumoured to have deterred West Ham and Newcastle from meeting Liverpool’s £18m valuation of the striker.

If he returns to Merseyside, it is expected that he will be given a special training regime by Rodgers to improve his fitness and mobility.

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