Rodgers insists he's not pushing 35m misfit Carroll towards Liverpool exit
21:42 GMT, 28 July 2012
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Andy Carroll is happy to stay at Anfield.
The England international has been linked with a move away from Merseyside after he struggled to make an impact since joining from Newcastle for 35million in January 2011.
Heads up: Liverpool's Andy Carroll made a short cameo appearance in Saturday's goalles draw with Spurs in Baltimore
His former club have, however, already had an initial offer to bring Carroll back to Tyneside turned down.
But Rodgers is adamant the striker,
who came off the substitutes' bench in Liverpool's pre-season goalless
draw against Tottenham in America today, is still in his plans for next
Asked if there had been any offers
for Carroll, Rodgers said: 'Not that I am aware of. Obviously I'll know
more when we get back.
'There has been a lot written about
Andy, but you saw today he's happy to be here and he's worked very well
since he's been here.
'The reality is he's still a Liverpool player, he can fit into how I want to play, and he's happy here.
'I'm certainly not wishing to push him out of the door.'