Sam Allardyce search for a top striker may be over as Liverpool has agreed a £2m loan fee with West Ham for Andy Carroll.
The Reds fans must hope his form at the end of last season and in the Euro 2012 does not come back to haunt Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The deal for the England striker will be made permanent provided West Ham United stay in the Premier League at the end of the 2012/13 season. A fee of £17m, less than 50% of value paid to Newcastle when Fernando Torres moved to Chelsea from Liverpool for £50m.
It is reported that Carroll does not wish to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis and although he prefers a club in Europe Allardyce will also most certainly build the team round him as he did with striker Kevin Davies at Bolton.
Magpies boss Alan Pardew was also in favor of resigning the England striker.