Liverpool Transfer News: Ditching Andy Carroll a Bad Idea

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistJuly 19, 2012

SWANSEA, WALES - MAY 13:  Andy Carroll of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Selling Andy Carroll would be a detriment to Liverpool.

Rumors circulated Liverpool owner Brendan Rodgers would sell the 23-year-old striker (from ESPN Soccernet). Rodgers already signed Roma striker Fabio Borini to a deal, making Carroll’s departure imminent. He also confirmed his interest in signing Clint Dempsey.

Ditching Carroll would be a bad idea for Liverpool.

It appeared at one point Liverpool would build around the striker, but that’s not the case.

The latest report has Newcastle trying to work a deal with Liverpool for Carroll. If Carroll goes back to Newcastle, he’ll be better off for himself.

The problem selling Carroll lies with one hidden truth: Liverpool gave up on the youngster.

Yes, Carroll hasn’t delivered in becoming their No. 1 guy. He scored four goals on 19 shots in his last season with Liverpool.

Despite his stats and his temper, Carroll is a raw talent.

He has the strength and power to be a great striker for any soccer team. The striker has a great work ethic that can help any team become the best team in its league.

Andrew Carroll has all the tools to become a potential star for the future.

Liverpool will lose all the potential Andrew Carroll can become. It seems they will give up a potential superstar for essentially nothing.

It’s time for Andrew Carroll to prove Brendan Rodgers wrong. If he’s sold to another team (and probably is), Carroll must use his latest treatment at Liverpool as motivation.

Carroll does favor a possible return to Newcastle, according to BBC Sport.

If Carroll does go back to Newcastle and has a successful season, it could be the biggest mistake Liverpool makes.

*Stats are from