Dalglish Draws Up Striker Shortlist As Carroll Looks Set For Summer Move

By on April 26, 2012

Soldado - on Kenny's short-list

Liverpool are considering sending Andy Carroll out on loan next season as Kenny Dalglish looks to freshen up his striking options, according to the Metro.

The Reds have been shy in front of goal this season, managing just 40 league goals so far, and a new striker is the number one priority when the transfer window re-opens this summer.


The Metro claim that Dalglish has drawn up a three-man striker shortlist that includes Roberto Soldado, Fernando Llotente and David Texeira, with owner J.W. Henry ready to back his manager with substantial funds this summer.

The arrival of a new forward would cast doubt over the future of £35m flop Andy Carroll, with the report claiming that Dalglish is ready to send him out on loan to help him rediscover his past form. It’s also suggested that former Director of Football Damien Camolli told Dalglish to loan the 23-year-old out in January, but the Scot decided to give Carroll until the end of the season to prove himself.

The former Newcastle striker’s form has certainly improved in recent weeks, netting two vital goals in his last three games, including an FA Cup semi final winner against Everton. However, it looks like if King Kenny can land one of his top targets, the former England international will be allowed to leave Anfield at least until the New Year.

Who would you like Liverpool to sign this summer, and what would you do with Carroll? Get involved in the comments section…




    April 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm


    • ray benson

      April 29, 2012 at 6:29 am

      Andy Carrol is still one of the best centre forwards in the country and the reason he has not done well for Liverpool is that nobody in the liverpool side gives him the service, and quite frankly Liverpool do not deserve to have him.

  2. Red John

    April 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    We could have loaned Carroll out in January (and hopefully he’d be good for next season) and loaned in a couple talented youngsters to net a few goals apiece and not have seen our dramatic decline since Christmas! Cheers Kenny, yet another fine mess you’ve got us into! lol

    • David Aris-Sutton

      April 27, 2012 at 7:54 am

      So you would suggest we should have loaned out Carroll and brought in some unproven youngsters last January?
      Go back to Football manager, you clearly know nothing of reality

  3. the cridster

    April 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    no point loaning carroll,not gona get much better.hes trying a bit harder and certainly a handfull in the air but lacks the skill and touch a liverpool player requires. the geordies wont take him back altho he fancys a move back to the north east.best solution for everyone is to send him to the mackems in a swap deal with sessegon.i know oneil is interested and hes twice the player bendter is already and sessegon is liverpool quality without a doubt.

  4. Ezechukwu

    April 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Pls loan him or even sale him,replace him wit Llorente..

  5. frank

    April 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Sell him and be done with it. Get new strickers and we’ll see the difference.

  6. Ebri

    April 27, 2012 at 1:26 am

    After all I have read about Jackson Martinez I think lfc should go for him. As for Carroll, you can go ahead and loan him out

  7. José SyiemZ

    April 27, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Soldado would be great for lfc .. Caroll ! Loan or sell him ..

  8. efezino

    April 27, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I don’t know much about texeira but i know soldado and llorente would be good signings. I’ve had my eye on llorente for some time now and would be very happy if he is brought to anfield

  9. nick

    April 27, 2012 at 5:09 am

    how about loaning out daglish would make more sence oh and make him pay back the 100mil he spent on crap

    • David Aris-Sutton

      April 27, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Total net spend £33million, wage bill reduced by £9million.
      If you must insist on pretending to be a Liverpool fan, at least educate yourself, if you are just going to tow the press line then you may as well become a Utd fan

      • Matt

        April 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

        That argument is such a false economy… it is like saying I sold my last house for 400K and my new one for 600K. Look at the bargain that I got for 200K.

        He had 110 million to spend and what players Liverpool have in return is the result of the full spend.

        Carrol, Henderson, Downing, Suárez, Coates, Adam, Enrique and Bellamy are not worth 110 million.

        in fact right now Enrique, Suarez and Bellamy look like they are worth anything like the money paid for them.

        at least Carrol, Henderson and Coates have time on there side, but right now it is a disaster.

        If the team had come good in the last half of the season it would be a sign of progress, but it looks like the team is going backwards in the league. We have struggled to win a game in 2012

        • Stuart

          April 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm

          Listen mate – if you are going to use an analogy then let it make sense and try and write English please as some of the nonsense that you have written makes no sense! Bellamy was a free you muppet!

          I’m sick of all of these Championship Managers thinking they can a) select players b) motivate them c) determine tactics e) run a club f) handle the press g) answer to morons h) etc etc

          If you are so good – why aren’t you in charge???

          What has happened to true supporters? Everyone is so brave behind the anonymous internet.

          Pathetic – you have probably never played proper football in your life.

  10. ichado sam

    April 27, 2012 at 6:44 am

    pls and pls let carrol live on loan or posiable sell him. If kk would hav send him loan all this while, liverpol would hav improved infront of net with a young decover player from the academy.

  11. bora

    April 27, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I prefer llorente inorder to boost lvp forward likewise caroll should loan out.

  12. Flauvio

    April 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Metro ….. they haven’t got a clue. KD will keep Caroll as he will come good despite all the nonbelievers who take pleasure in slacking him off. As Lucas did, Caroll will put in the hard work needed and become LFC’s version of Gomez. Mark my words. Soldado and Llorente doesn’t fit the transfer policy of FSG, Texeira perhaps, but I’d suggest we Luuk de Jong and Luc Castaignos who are both young and hungry are on any shortlist drawn up … remember FSG are in it for the long haul and not just to please those who live in football manager lala land expecting instant succes.

    • David Aris-Sutton

      April 27, 2012 at 7:58 am


      And educated, non-biased, informed opinion.

  13. Ashfah Hussain

    April 27, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Chi Bai lu, get back Torres. My Puki Mak says he is still the man. My Chi Bai for you.

    • Lala

      April 27, 2012 at 9:29 am

      You should be ban! Please refrain from using extremely bad language here

    • Lancau

      April 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

      lanchia hau…

  14. simon

    April 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    buy tevez…and see the results that we have been waiting for.

  15. dave kleyn

    April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    show how much this article and posts know about football, David texier was bought in january by …….. yes you guessed it LIVERPOOL

    • ant

      April 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      that was joao carlos teixeira mate

  16. Matt Allen

    April 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Henry has cash – checkMOve t Dalglish upstairs, he’s done a job in stabilising the club – check
    Bring in Mourinho, if Mouruinho wants 12 mill a year – give it to him
    Give him 150 mill to spend, Mourinho will be able to attract players regardless of whether we are in CL
    The rest will follow,

  17. Matt Allen

    April 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Higuain / Benzema for me

  18. Seun Akinrinwale

    April 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I really feel for Danglish and Carrol at this situation Liverpool fc finds itself judging from its past tradition. Sacking the coach now isn’t proper but only loaning Carrol out will do us good later. What we need now is reinforcement at the back and front with a sharp play maker as good as Messi, and Suares to compliment our attacking sharpness. Importantly, a past liverpool player good in sycology should be employed to instill into the new players what it takes to be in liverpool, I mean liverpool winning tradition. By so doing, next season wil be success.

  19. Seun Akinrinwale

    April 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I really feel for Danglish and Carrol at this situation Liverpool fc finds itself judging from its past tradition. Sacking the coach now isn’t proper but only loaning Carrol out will do us good later. What we need now is reinforcement at the back and front with a sharp play maker as good as Messi, and Suares to compliment our attacking sharpness.

    Importantly, a past liverpool player good in sycology should be employed to instill into the new players what it takes to be in liverpool, I mean liverpool winning tradition. By so doing, next season wil be success.

  20. sheldon

    April 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Not sure who would want to buy Carroll. I think we have wealth in our youth. Let them take the next step. Keep Carrol on the bench

  21. byrnesey

    April 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Either Soldado or Lorente would be great but Higuain would be a revelation if we could pull off signing him We badly need to sort out our wings too.We need Carroll to play well for us I think if we loaned him he would do well and then come back and do shit for us.Carroll has been terrible this season but I do feel for the lad because the service has been even worse.Its about time we had two proper wingers and two proper strikers.
    Under performing players should be dropped to the reserves and made to earn their place in the team thats how its suppose to be.
    I think aswell its time for Suso to move up to first team he is ready.

  22. Ghallab

    April 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    What i hate in managers like kd is havin jxt 1 option,we need to hav more options like man city with 4 strikers,not only striking also midfield n defence and there will be competition and if 1 does not perform anoda will,we need llorente and texeira

  23. Chunky

    April 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    It’s amazing how Liverpool and Dalglish confide in the writer and tell him all the things they are after in the Summer. What a load of rubbish conjecture and make-believe this it!

  24. adelany

    April 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    soldado is the man and if we really need champion league spot then we need to spend and get falcao victor moses right winge and adam johnson left and finally get rhode as back up striker.sell kuty maxi downing aurelio adam/and bring back insua aquilani,loan carrol suso sterling with agreement all will hav first eleven time of play but if nt no deal and KD should make sure the loan is done in the premiership nt 2nd division also make sure they are nt used against ours ok.

  25. vishnu

    April 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Hope he says a plan B or plan C if we can’t get those players,a shortlist should also b made for the midfield position,whose the successor to Stevie G………..Kanagawa,Gotze…….act now before its too late…….also we should act now to sign Pep…..what a success we will b then,havin the best coach in the world…..back to the glory days from then on,but we need to b quik&not wait or the chance slips by…..come on FSG……

  26. Jonah

    April 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    David texeira is better,his young with a resale value.

  27. ikenna

    April 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    KENNY DALGLISH SHOULD BE SACK.and carrol sold out.

  28. ikenna

    April 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    KENNY DALGLISH SHOULD BE SACK.and carrol should be push out of the club

    • Stuart

      April 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      And you should go and support somebody else! Seriously the club can do without fans like you. Knee jerk reactions. Ferguson was one win away from the sack 20 years ago and look what happened. People need to be more patient. You don’t win the league overnight.

  29. Emmy

    April 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Carroll’ ll improve more better.but I suggest we loan him at least half a season.also loan hendo and sell downing.And bring in the likes of carlos teves or cavani, llorente and soldado.

  30. nick

    April 28, 2012 at 6:40 am

    im sick and tierd with these supporters who say your not a true fan if you bag the club or manager.if you are happy with liverpool lying 8th at the moment and nearly 40pts off man u and over 20yrs since our last premiership then fine. our beloved club should be fighting every year 4 the title like any workplace u dont perform u get sacked its time 4 kenny to go

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