A £35m striker on the trading block. Never thought this would happen because in Andy Carroll's defense, he was probably the best thing that happened to Liverpool at the end of last season. Something woke up the target man and he showed he was capable of being ambitious as well as effective for the Reds.
But if what is going on at Liverpool is true then Carroll has no place in Brendan Rodgers's preferred 4-3-3 formation, built on possession, speed and movement up and down the flanks. The problem is whether the club can recoup the huge amount they threw at Newcastle, which is reportedly in the mix for a Carroll return. Fulham seems interested in a Dempsey plus cash deal, while newly promoted West Ham is also keen on availing the services of the pony tailed striker.