Anfield club give Engand striker extra cash to persuade him to leave.
Liverpool were so keen to see the back of Andy Carroll they paid him an extra £1 million to complete his move to West Ham according to The Mirror.
Carroll completed his move to West Ham this week in a £17.5 million deal making him the Hammers’ most expensive signing ever.
But the club’s fans will be concerned about his lack of commitment to the club after it was revealed that Liverpool had to give Carroll an added incentive to move to East London.
Carroll was reportedly in two minds about whether or not to join West Ham despite spending last season on loan at the club.
It is thought that Carroll was ready to wait and see if another club came in for his signature but Liverpool decided to intervene to hasten things along.
It is a huge fall from grace for the England international who was tipped for the big stage following his £35 million from Newcastle in January 2011.
Things soon turned sour though after a dry patch at Anfield and Carroll was told he had no future at Liverpool following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager.
Carroll now has to face up to the fact that Liverpool were willing to pay him a six figure fee to make sure he left the club while West Ham fans may question the wisdom of signing a player who does not want to be at the club.