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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Carroll's last chance with Toon eyeing £10m bid

ANDY Carroll will play for his Liverpool future in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final against Manchester City amid speculation that Kenny Dalglish and his £35m misfit have fallen out.

With Newcastle ready to take him back, the only question now is whether Dalglish can stomach a £25m hit and send him packing.

Toon boss Alan Pardew will offer Carroll a sanctuary but not for more than £10m and only if he takes a severe cut in his £4m-a-year salary.

Carroll has four and a half years to run on his £80,000-a-week contract and the club remains adamant that he is not for sale. "It is complete nonsense. There is nothing in it," said a Liverpool spokesman.

However, rumours on Merseyside suggest Carroll feels he has been reduced to a bit player and believes he has never been given a chance to shine.

Dalglish has consistently backed his man but has been linked with a £25m bid for Aston Villa's Darren Bent.

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