Reports by The Mirror say that Andy Carroll has recently purchased a new house on Merseyside, amid speculation regarding his future.
The 24-year-old striker was sent on loan when new boss Brendan Rodgers took over the helm at Anfield last summer, spending the season at West Ham.
Carroll has found better form since an injury saw him miss most of the first half of the campaign.
Now, the Mirror report that his recent real estate purchase could be a hint of his intentions to rebuild a career at Liverpool. They say:
The £35million striker is close to agreeing a move – to a new house in Southport. And that could sabotage West Ham’s hopes of signing the 24 year-old England ace.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has made it clear he is keen to keep Carroll in East London, but the club’s up and down financial situation could put a stop to that.
Recent reports suggested that Liverpool may have to accept a £28million loss on the £35million investment they spent on purchasing Carroll from Newcastle Utd in January 2011.
With suggestions this week that Luis Suarez’s days at Anfield and in English football could be numbered, Carroll could be seen as a cheaper option to bolster Liverpool’s attack, now that the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho are established in the first team.