The manager thinks a decision on Andy Carroll’s future will be decided very quickly.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects the next destination of striker Andy Carroll to be decided very soon, after the club accepted a £15million bid from West Ham for the forward.
Carroll has been aiming at a move back to his boyhood club Newcastle, but the north east side have denied any interest in re-signing the 24-year-old.
It now seems that the Hammers are the England international’s only realistic choice and Rodgers is hoping that a deal for his out-of-favour striker is tied up soon.
“It was just a general conversation in terms of the experience of getting out and playing,” the Reds boss was quoted in the Guardian.
“We will talk again with him and the club to see how it all evolves. It’s one of those situations where it will probably be resolved a lot quicker than that for both parties.”
Initially it was thought that Liverpool would offer an exchange deal with the Magpies that involved Carroll and Newcastle’s French winger Hatem Ben Arfa.
Ben Arfa enjoyed an impressive season in 2011/12 when the St James’ Park outfit finished an incredible fifth in the table, yet an injury-filled current campaign and a drop in form has seen Rodgers’ interest in the France international cool.
However, the Northern Irishman still wants Carroll out of the club as soon as possible as he looks to invest the £15million fee and £4million-a-year wages into new talent – such as Schalke’s Greek defender Krygiakos Papadopolous.