Brendan Rodgers no longer includes Andy Carroll in his plans for Liverpool this season, but what does this revelation tell us of this plan?
According to BBC, the Reds intend to sell the player and are not willing to to let him leave on loan. This choice solidifies the fact that Carroll is no longer a part of the team's future in both the short run and the long run.
With the BBC also reporting that several bids have been rejected, it still remains unclear whether Carroll will be able to leave before the end of the transfer window, but the team must begin to move on without him now.
Carroll began the team's opening loss to West Bromwich on the bench, and were he to stay it seems inevitable that he would remain there for much of the season. In the 12 minutes he played, he was ineffective.
The time Carroll spent off the pitch allowed for insight into where Rodgers' intends to take the team and why Carroll is on his way out.