Carroll could have role at Anfield next season.
Andy Carroll could still have a role to play at Liverpool next season due to the absence of star striker Luis Suarez, according to an article in the Sun, which details the striker’s property plans.
Apparently the 24-year-old, who spent this season on loan at West Ham, is making arrangements to move back to the north-west, suggesting that he is part of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers’ plans next season.
Although the target man is not seen as fitting in to Rodgers’ style of play, the former Swansea manager will face life without key player Suarez at the start of next season, as the Uruguayan continues to serve a ten-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
Liverpool have been short of striking options this season, bringing in Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea in January to aid the problems. However, Sturridge is often more comfortable out wide, and Rodgers would like to have the option of Carroll next season if he does not secure some signings in the summer transfer window.
Strikers such as David Villa and Gonzalo Higuain have been linked with moves to Anfield, but Rodgers may prefer to recall Carroll rather than spend big money on new players.
West Ham, however, are keen to keep Carroll on a permanent basis, with some newspapers reporting that talks are all set to take place in the coming weeks.