Date: 11th January 2012 at 8:15am
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You are going to be reading a lot of reports today, as every paper seems to be running with this story, linking Andy Carroll with a return to Newcastle for a cut-down fee as low as £10million.

It is no secret that Carroll has not lived up to expectations at Liverpool following his £35million transfer from Newcastle almost a year ago. But to suggest that Liverpool would be willing to make a loss of £25million is mind boggling to me! There is no way I can see our American owners willing to take such a financial knock.

Yes, Carroll has not delivered yet for Liverpool but should we not rather give him some more time and hope that the £35million investment we made for him comes good? What if Carroll all of a sudden starts to shine next season? He is only 23-years-old least we forget. He easily has another 7 years of decent football left in him and now with the return of Steven Gerrard to fitness, we could see our captain bring out the best in Carroll.

What is fueling this rumour that Carroll could be headed back to Newcastle is that the striker wants to move back to the North-East coupled with that speculation that he has fallen out with Kenny Dalglish. Now neither of these two reasons carry any weight but where there is smoke there is fire in my opinion.

Should Liverpool sell Andy Carroll back to Newcastle on the cheap?

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