Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he would consider letting striker Andy Carroll go out on loan. The 23-year-old England international has struggled to meet expectations since joining Liverpool (5/2 Top 4 Finish) from Newcastle for a club record £35m in January 2011. He scored just four goals in 35 Premier League games last season.
The former Swansea (7/2 Top 10 Finish) manager said "It's something I would have to look at, I have to be honest. Andy's always going to be linked with clubs, whether he was here or not. He knows exactly where he stands, but I have had no inquiries about him."
Carroll has been linked with a move abroad primarily with a loan move to Serie A outfit AC Milan (2/1 to win Serie A), who were reportedly impressed by his displays at Euro 2012 earlier this summer, where he made three appearances for England and scored once, against Sweden.
Rodgers added "There are many things to going on loan. Is it going to be beneficial for the club, that's the most important thing. Sometimes a player going out on loan and it can benefit the club in the long term. I'm not going to sit here and say I will never let anyone go on loan, then come in here in two weeks and a player's gone, and you're saying 'you said you wouldn't let them go'."
Critics have also suggested that Carroll (28/1 Top Premier League Goal Scorer) may struggle to fit into Rodgers' preferred 4-3-3 style of play, while the manager is also believed to be keen to sign forward Fabio Borini - with whom he has worked at both Chelsea and Swansea - from Italian side Roma.