When the club purchased both him and Luis Suarez in January 2011, they saw it as the perfect combination.
Liverpool had their new John Toshack and Kevin Keegan.
His time at Liverpool shouldn't be deemed a failure, but it hasn't exactly gone according to plan.
With his ponytail and lack of goals, Carroll has probably gotten some unsavory comparisons to Andriy Voronin, a name which should send a shiver down any Liverpool supporter's spine.
Regardless of his performance at Anfield up to this time, Liverpool should avoid selling their striker this summer.