Andy Carroll deal imminent, says Rodgers

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carroll_fasemiAndy Carroll’s future will be tied up quickly by Liverpool and West Ham, according to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

Carroll looks set to sign permanently with the Hammers after spending the season on-loan at Upton Park.

Liverpool scored 71 goals in the 2012/13 season without Carroll and have odds of 12/1 with online bookmakers to lift the Premier League next season.

On Tuesday, Liverpool accepted a £15million bid from West Ham to secure Carroll’s services, making a £20million loss on the £35million spent on the former Newcasle man in January 2011.

Carroll is now set to negotiate personal terms in East London to complete the switch from Merseyside.

Rodgers expects the England international’s future to be resolved with relative ease.

He told the Guardian, “It was just a general conversation in terms of the experience of getting out and playing. He enjoyed that apart from the injury.

“At the start of the season the whole thing was about going and getting games because he wasn’t going to be a starter here. We will talk again with him and the club to see how it all evolves. It’s one of those situations where it will probably be resolved a lot quicker than that for both parties.”

Rodgers added that he still wants to asses Carroll after his season away from Anfield, but did not make any promises as to whether he has a future at Liverpool after all.

Carroll has played 21 times for Sam Allardyce’s side this season, scoring 7 goals.

He was recalled to the England national team squad last week for upcoming friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil, however an injury lay-off of around three months looks to have sidelined Carroll from his summer plans.

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