Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Rodgers: I may recall Carroll

Filed: Sunday, 2nd September 2012
By: Staff Writer

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that he has the option to recall Andy Carroll from his loan spell at West Ham halfway through the season, should he so desire.

Liverpool, who were beaten 2-0 at home by Arsenal this afternoon - a defeat that leaves the Merseysiders one place off the bottom of the Premier League and five points adrift of the Hammers - allowed the England striker to move to Upton Park on loan last week.

It was thought at the time that Carroll would spend the entire campaign at the Boleyn Ground after West Ham claimed that a season-long loan spell had been agreed.

"The 23-year-old has moved from Liverpool for the remainder of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League campaign, with the Hammers having the option to complete a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee next summer," read an item on whufc.com last Thursday.

However that is NOT the case according to the Liverpool manager, who told the BBC's Conor McNamara after today's defeat by the Gunners that the terms of the loan agreement mean he can take the striker back to Anfield in January.

"Rodgers tells me he has option of recalling Andy Carroll in January," said McNamara via Twitter this afternoon. "He only let him go, because he thought another forward was coming in."

Carroll was involved in two of West Ham's three goals yesterday as they beat Fulham 3-0 at the Boleyn Ground. However he was forced to retire injured on the hour mark after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Related News

   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [30th May 2018]
   arrow   KUMB Awards XXI: vote now! [16th May 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [15th May 2018]
   arrow   Moyes: thanks but no thanks [13th May 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [9th May 2018]
   arrow   Moyes mulling over 'keeper dilemma [4th May 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [4th May 2018]
   arrow   Carroll apologises for Moyes row [3rd May 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [3rd May 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [2nd May 2018]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

by HappyHammer
03:12PM 11th Sep 2012
''Its clear Rodgers doesnt want him at the club. Why instead of recalling him spend some money on a forward he would actually play and who would play for him because if i was Andy Carrol I wouldnt play under someone who didn't want me!''

by Jesus
01:31PM 3rd Sep 2012
''So Liverpool let West Ham pay his wages whilst he's injured, then recall him when he's better? Clever...''

by Dillon (LFC)
09:33AM 3rd Sep 2012
''It would be a bit cruel to West Ham to be fair, but we need Carroll back. We let him go and in his first game he's involved in two of West Ham's goals and gets man of the match! I don't get why so many think Rodgers needs time. I can see already, just by what he's spent our money on, that we're going to fail. Hope I'm wrong.''

by bubbles
11:31PM 2nd Sep 2012
''A Season long deal is what it says ...isn't it?''

by Philljones
11:21PM 2nd Sep 2012
''Brendan Rogers. What a pathetic man. Got all the praise for what Roberto Martinez did at Swansea. Goes to Liverpool and buggers it up and regrets the poor decisions he made, treats his 35million striker like sh*te......like a piece of meat. Crawl back under the hole you crawled out from under you twit!''

by wiggy_uk
08:00PM 2nd Sep 2012
''We could be close to 'safe' by January - then if recalled we can save the 80k/wk till the end of the season towards the buy clause.''

by Steve
05:45PM 2nd Sep 2012
''This would seem about right. Rodgers is starting to panic. I hope the 'Pool don't go back on there word, there again would Carroll want to play for them after what they done to him?''

by Gnuno
04:13PM 2nd Sep 2012
''I thought we paid 1million for the season?''

by Nick
04:07PM 2nd Sep 2012
''If this is true then we have been misled. I cannot imagine our owners would have taken him and paid a 1m loan fee AND 80k-a-week on those terms. If it is NOT true then Rodgers can watch out for a huge backlash fom the co-owners here at West Ham.''

by Gnuno
03:59PM 2nd Sep 2012
''When something sounds too good to be true it normally is.''

by Jerry
03:53PM 2nd Sep 2012
''As per all season loans there is the option to bring the player back in January, this is league rules. Not canny business by Rodgers.''

by JMan43
03:43PM 2nd Sep 2012
''I cannot believe that for one minute and Rodgers has already shown himself to be a bit of an idiot in letting him go in the first place. I could not for the life of me believe our chairmen would allow such terms to exist; oh yeah we'll give him some game time, get him up to speed for you to benefit come January. No chance, so should be interesting if he tries to enact what he believes exists and we refuse.''

by Jim
03:30PM 2nd Sep 2012
''We await the response...''

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Season ticket price hike for new fans
New season ticket holders face paying an average of five per cent more than...more
Three Years Ago
Austin, Samuelsen, Gold & Valencia: Sunday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up! ...more
Five Years Ago
Record numbers attend open trials day
West Ham United Ladies' junior section attracted a record attendance for their annual trials day las...more