july 29, 2012 • 05:37 AM

Rodgers says Carroll wants to stay at Liverpool

Andy Carroll of Liverpool in action during a training session at Harvard University on July 24, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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According to, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Andy Carroll wants to stay at Liverpool and can fit in the new style of play the manager is trying to impose upon the club.

Carroll is expected to leave Liverpool after he struggled to make an impact after arriving from Newcastle for a club-record £35 million in January 2011.

Newcastle made a bid for Carroll, but Liverpool rejected it.

West Ham also reportedly made a £2 million bid to take Carroll on loan until the end of the 2012-13 season with a chance at a £16 million permanent move, if the club avoids relegation.

Rodgers said, "There has been a lot written about Andy, but you saw 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.''