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Sorry, But Liverpool Should Sell Andy Carroll In January

After Wednesday’s performance compared to previous games when Andy Carroll has played, the evidence is irrefutable; Carroll is not needed at Liverpool.

Yes he is a good lad and all that but we do not need him in our team, we play abysmal football when he is on the pitch and he was just a panic-buy from Newcastle when Torres left.

I have nothing against the lad but we play better without him. Liverpool against Brighton where Craig Bellamy, Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt played some brilliant passing football on the ground, tearing Brighton to shreds at times is the way forward for our team.

The days of a big lumbering centre-forward are redundant in the Premier League, nowadays most teams play speedy, neat and inventive football designed to unlock packed defences.

The hoofed ball to Carroll is a waste of time and has cost Liverpool points already this Season. If I were Daniel Comolli, I would be looking for a buyer for Carroll right now, no offense Andy but you are a Stoke City or Blackburn  type player.

Submitted by Friends of Liverpool




  1. Trevor Mullin

    September 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Good to see such insightful and reasoned analysis based upon a handful of games.

    Personally I’d rather go with the nous and instincts of King Kenny, the football legend who has playing and managerial experience.

    • Lee Liverpool

      September 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      Well said, too many fickle idiots on these sites

  2. MHS

    September 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

    His January price ‘ll be 10-12mn, at best & losing 25mn over a period (+ we ‘ll have to spend another 25mn at least to find a quality replacement) might be too big a pill to sallow. Also, we spend obnoxious amount for average players to build a team around AC.

    However, it’s not all lost yet considering AC’s age. We should look to loan him (His salary is not that high for mid or lower mid table clubs) in EPL clubs, where he can start regularly. If he can prove better, we can bring him back or sell at a higher price than Jan ’12.

    You can replace Carroll with Henderson, in aforementioned 2 paras & adjust the amount proportionally. Had it not been KK & FSG, we have seen a lot of managerial sackings previously, for lesser transfer goof-ups.

  3. Tom

    September 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Agree with the above comment. Mugs like you slated Lucas too. Now he’s a key part of the team. What happened to giving players time?

    • Gav

      September 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

      Key part of the team? What the hell have you been smoking? Lucas is bad in the tackle, passes to whoever is standing next to him, no matter if their marked or not. Doesn’t bring any creativity to the team and gives away too many free kicks in dangerous areas. In a few years you’l look back and wonder what the hell we were doing playing him all the time. Nuff said!

      • Tom

        September 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

        Don’t agree with any of that, and as a defensive midfielder he’s not paid to offer any creativity. He’s there to break up the play and then pass the guys around him who can/should be. I’d give him the captaincy when SG retires.

        • lucas sux

          September 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

          even adam can break up the play and then pass the ball to some1 around him
          adam is 1 heck of a player
          lucas is shit..

        • Liverpool

          September 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

          even adam can do that man
          plus he can offer wayyyy more that that

          • Pete

            September 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

            Yeah Adam does it real well! Did you even watch the tottenham game or him at blackpool last year… he don’t track back… fact!!!

            • Gav

              September 23, 2011 at 11:41 pm

              First of all lucas isn’t a defensive midfielder. He was put into that position by rafa. He was bought as an attacking midfielder. If you compare him to masherano who did a great job for us, or any other def mid in the the perm then you’l realise that he’s a few steps behind most of them. If we’re going to challenge for the top four then we need a proper def mid to hold the play and break up the oppositions play. Lucas I’m afraid just can’t do this.

              • Tom

                September 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

                Everyone was shit against spurs, not just Lucas. I don’t care what position he was brought as, he plays the holding role now. I think too many people said he was shit at first and can’t admit they were wrong.

      • Rob

        September 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

        Well said Gav. At least you are intelligent enough to see it. Poor old KD can’t see it. Lucas is worse than an average player.

        • Tom

          September 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm

          With his 4 league titles and 2 FA cups (and countless more honours as a player) I reckon ‘poor old kenny’ has more intelligence than the pair of you combined. Lucas was quality against wolves today.

  4. Tom

    September 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Two comments posted at once, I meant I agree with the top comment

  5. Nick

    September 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Agreed, not good enough.

  6. Livmad

    September 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Carroll is the future. Hate to see Lucas in every game, not creative at all.

  7. John Tring

    September 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Yeah, assuming someone offers around 10m pds or so…Exactly who decided he was worth 35m in the 1st place? We should be careful when dealing with other peoples’ money…

  8. Ray

    September 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Selling would be insane. The purchase should not have taken place, but we can’t dwell on the past.

    For me, Kenny needs to drop Carroll and Henderson to the beach at very least. The side on Wed, bar some of the junior players looked very balanced in comparison to the unbalanced side in the EPL.

    For me, Carra, Henderson, Adam and Carroll should not be in the starting XI.

    Kelly Coates Skrtel Enrqiue
    Lucas Spearing
    Maxi Bellamy Downing

    Assuming it takes Stevie a few games to find his match fitness.

    • Robert

      September 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

      good squad but i will go more like this:

      we can use this formation at home. KD should try this for the 1st 45 and the look at bringing in Carrol and Spearing if Gerrard tires and also to protect Bellamy’s knees. long season ahead. if we lose one of our live wires up front. we will be in a pickle.


      September 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Johnson Skrtel Agger Enrqiue
      Kuyt Gerrad Adam Downing
      Bellamy Suarez
      would be perfect..

  9. Robert

    September 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    this is sticky one. not too sure that selling him will do it though. compare Newcastle to Liverpool is a BIG step and i think he is over awed by the stage. he is powerfull in the air but his first touch needs to be improved on. his pace is seruisly lacking and does not position himself well. all this can be down to playing for a bigger team with huge expecations. i’m sure KD is working on him and only time will tell. it’s taken Rooney 6 seasons to finally hit the mark at MANURE. right now he is untouchable. his pace, running into space and movement off the ball is brilliant. give Caroll more time guys, 3 seasons under KD and he will be the best CF in the game. luckily, we have good players like Suarez, Kuyt and Bellamy to step in now that Caroll is lacking on cofidence.

  10. chris

    September 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The more variations in attack you have the better. Carrol needs to have a strike partner to antisapate and make runs of him and that for me is going to be Stevie G as he did for FT and Crouch.
    Then will be the time to judge.

  11. Bill

    September 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    John Toher?

    What an idiot.

    Andy Carrol was bought for his potential not the player he is now. I’d say think Toshack but you won’t know who the fuck I’m talking about.

    Stick to computer games John and never darken our doorstep again.

  12. deano

    September 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    CArrol must be in squad…give him more starting line up n he ” ll make a goal…did u 4get bout 2 times he netted vs city..last season…give him more time in team..should be in line up..GO CARROL !!!

  13. GeeWhiz

    September 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Carroll is ill-fitted to the Liverpool game currently. Let’s call a spade a spade, he was a panic buy after Torres left. Not the most thought out reaction, it has to be said in hindsight. I think loaning him out and taking him out of the spotlight for to hone his skills elsewhere might not be a bad idea. It’d be better for him, and the team in the long run actually.

  14. lucas sux

    September 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    ppl are mad to think lucas is any good
    Adam is Awesome

    • J J

      September 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Carroll is just home sick he will wake up so will Henderson.
      Watch who wins the ball and starts the moves in goals not just the final pass TEAM game you will see Lucas is involved!

  15. REGHAN

    September 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm


    Johnson Skrtel Coates Enrique
    Kelly Gerrard Adam Downing

    With Replacing Adam by Kuyt or Bellamy and playing him

  16. John

    September 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Kelly carragher Agger Jose
    Gerrard Lucas Adam
    Bellamy Suarez downing
    Carroll coming on off the bench good impact sub that’s the hope anyway not that he’s showed he will b that yet

  17. badnews

    September 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

    people dont seem to want to accept lessons and facts.
    we lack pace, creativity and class.
    againist arsenal,
    frimpong was running past lucas like he was standing.
    aganist tottenham mordric was pulling the strings in midfield with
    pace,creative link up play and tearing passes like
    adams was invicible.
    not to forget bale running like he was possesed.
    what happens when we meet againist a team with pace
    and creativity,,.
    they will tear us to pieces such that no one will remember tottenham game

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