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Last week, Rodgers revealed he won't be looking to send Andy Carroll on loan. Via The Guardian:
There has been a lot written and spoken about him but first and foremost Andy is a Liverpool player. To consider a loan period for someone the club spent £35 million on isn't something we're looking to do at this moment in time.
The Liverpool manager defended the young striker against unfair criticism. Via ESPN:
Andy is a terrific young player. I had a brief chat with all the lads and over the next couple of weeks I'll be able to speak to them with more confidence and on a one to one basis.
He is a player who can play in a number of styles and it was a wee bit unfair on him (for people) to say he couldn't fit into the way I would want to play.
Meanwhile, Alan Pardew expressed Newcastle's interest in the player. Via Goal.com:
I think it's quite right we're involved in that. Whether he comes here, is something that I will take or I will leave. We've got three great strikers here already. But of course as the manager I want the best players I can get.
It seems there's no end to these speculations regarding Andy Carroll.