If you ever wanted more proof over why Brendan Rodgers has snubbed Andy Carroll, here it is.
The reason Andy Carroll hasn’t been given a chance at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, seems to be his tendency to be a bit of a battering axe around a football pitch.
That can be a very effective tactic but it does not fit in with the style of football and philosophy Rodgers is trying to create at Anfield and the reason Liverpool will probably sell him for well over £20 million less than they bought him for.
Liverpool are developing a small side based around pace, skill and extreme fitness. Sorry but I just don’t see Carroll’s situation any differently to the way it was when Rodgers first become manager at Anfield.
To set the scene; West Ham had a tactic at corners last night to box in and intimidate Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, What the Spaniard wasn’t expecting was a full on assault from Carroll who literally burst into the penalty area, completely taking him out.
It was an astonishing challenge which other referees more than likely would have sent him off for but the perfect illustration of why he’ll never be suited to the touch, pass and move football which Rodgers likes his Liverpool side to play.
Take a look at the challenge;
What do you make of it, old school challenge right?
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