Anfield striker warned he is running out of chances to prove himself. £35m man could be sold this summer if poor form continues.
Carroll warned: Shape up or you’ll be shipped out
Andy Carroll will be warned he is running out of chances at Liverpool.
But the striker, who also threw his shirt down after being substituted during the 2-0 defeat at his former club Newcastle on Sunday, has escaped a club fine for his F-word rant at boss Kenny Dalglish.
Carroll has struggled to establish himself at Anfield since his £35 million signing from Toon and was barracked mercilessly by the home fans after he was booked for diving in the first half.
Now he is to be told he has few chances left of securing a long term Anfield future.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
With just eight goals from his 48 appearances for Liverpool following his £35m move from Newcastle United it is clear that 22 year old forward Andy Carroll is in danger of being offloaded this summer. When you take into account also that of those eight goals, three came against lower league opposition, his record looks all the more suspect.
Kenny Dalglish has shown a lot of faith in the big forward but his display against his former club on the weekend, and the manner in which he stormed off the pitch when he was rightly subbed, will not have helped his cause.
Liverpool do not have a great many attacking options and whilst Luis Suarez has made himself the club’s most effective attacking option, Carroll has struggled to make an impact and the excuse of age is not really holding any water.
Though the forward has no control over the fee invested in his services he should at the very least give the impression that he is improving and currently if anything the Gateshead born striker is looking even less able to put in a consistent shift than he did when he first arrived on Merseyside.
With Liverpool effectively just playing for pride, and a place in the FA Cup Final at stake, Carroll has the rest of the season to prove himself to Dalglish and if he fails to do so then the Scot may have no choice other than to consider offers and the possibility of selling the striker and admitting the club has made an expensive mistake.