Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is considering whether to send Andy Carroll out on loan next season as he plans another summer of spending at Anfield.
Dalglish’s patience with the £35 million has worn thin and is currently toying with the idea of letting him leave on a short-term loan deal should the right offer be forthcoming.
Carroll has struggled to replicate the goalscoring form he displayed in the previous campaign whilst at former club Newcastle scoring just 10 times in over 50 appearances since his big money move.
The Scot was prepared to let the 23-year-old leave in the January transfer window but was convinced to stick with him by former Director of Football Damian Comolli.
It was a decision that ultimately paid dividends with the England international scoring two crucial goals in his last three games. However it doesn’t appear to be enough to save his career on Merseyside with Dalglish plotting moves for several of Europe’s top strikers to replace him.
Valencia’s Roberto Soldado, Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente and FC Groningen’s David Texeira are all on Dalglish’s shopping list as he strives to find a top quality forward to play alongside Uruguayan hit man Luis Suarez.
The 61-year-old is unhappy with his sides return of just 40 goals in the Premier League and has been promised extensive funds by owner John W. Henry to bolster his attacking options in the close season.
However he’ll also be forced to trim the clubs hefty wage bill which could lead to several fringe players being told they can leave Anfield when he season comes to an end.
Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt is expected to be the first to sever his ties with the Reds with Bundesliga outfit Hamburg reportedly monitoring his situation while Dani Pacheco is free to negotiate a move elsewhere.