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Andy Carroll to return to Liverpool

£35 million striker Andy Carroll is set for a return to Liverpool at the end of the season.

Andy Carroll looks like he could return to Anfield at the end of the season, despite Brendan Rodgers making it clear the burly Geordie is surplus to requirements on Merseyside.

Carroll is currently on a season-long loan at West Ham, but Sam Allardyce has reportedly made it clear that he will not be taking up the option to sign the pony-tailed poacher on a full-time deal. Carroll would be available for £17 million, a loss of £18m for Liverpool, but his days at Upton Park appear to be numbered.

Carroll has struggled for consistency since joining Liverpool for £35 million in January 2011. He scored 31 goals in 80 Newcastle appearances but totalled just a measly six goals in 44 games for Liverpool. Since his loan move to West Ham, Carroll’s progress has been hampered by injury and he has hit the net just three times in 15 appearances, further decreasing the no-nonsense striker’s value.

Unless there is miraculous turnaround during his reported second coming, Carroll will go down as one of the biggest transfer flops in Premier League history.

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