May 22 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 31, 2012
Transfer news: The England international has moved to the Hammers on a season-long loan deal
Liverpool manager Rodgers insists that the club are not writing off the investment they have made in Andy Carroll.
The England international moved from Newcastle to Anfield for £35million in 2011 and struggled on Merseyside.
He was not part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans and has moved to West Ham on a season-long loan deal.
“I believe it has been difficult for him in his period here,” Rodgers said.
“He hasn’t played anywhere near as regularly as he wanted to and he wanted this to be a season where he was going to be playing regularly.
“Obviously I couldn’t guarantee that and obviously getting later into the window it still wasn’t the case.
“The club made a monumental investment in Andy but it is no good him being on the bench. At this moment in time there are others ahead of him.
“We are making a strategic decision to let Andy go out and get games and experience.”