Werner confirms Carroll future is in Rodgers’ hands

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner says the club’s board are not pivotal in the future of Andy Carroll’s career at Anfield.

The England international striker has been the subject of speculation this summer, suggesting he could be on his way out of the club should the right bid come in for him.

Carroll faces further competition for a place in the coming season’s team with the arrival on Italian forward Fabio Borini.

But Werner says the lure of earning back some of the £35million outlaid on Carroll when he moved from Newcastle in January 2011 is not part of the equation.

He told <i>Sky Sports News</i> in Boston, where the Reds prepare to take on Roma in a pre-season friendly at Fenway Park tonight, “The only thing I can say is we will do what’s best for the club.

“At the moment, Andy is on the squad. He was an important member of the English team, he has got a lot of talent and we will see what happens there.

“Brendan is clearly the leader here, and hopefully the question will be answered shortly.

“But at the moment, Andy is on the team and we are looking forward to his contributions.”

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