It's the same thing we hear and read time and time again: Andy Carroll is a £35-million flop.
We hear it everywhere from every conceivable source. Liverpool fans, opposing fans, England fans, the media, the critics, the pundits.
Given the popularity of a failed story and the schadenfreude at a significant investment, Andy Carroll finds himself at the center of heavy fire.
Now even Kenny Dalglish has had to fend off rumors that Carroll is going back to his boyhood Newcastle on the cheap.
Is there no hope left for the big man?
I for one think there is, and here are nine reasons Liverpool should be keeping their No. 9 instead of letting him go. I'm looking forward to your two cents.