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Hammers acquire Carroll on loan

When Brenden Rogers took over at Liverpool, it seemed that Andy Carroll wasn’t in his plans at all. That was confirmed today as the 23-year-old headed South to join West Ham on a season-long loan.

Carroll never found any sort of momentum at Anfield, finding the net on just 6 occasions in 44 appearances. Despite having a decent Euro 2012 campaign with England, Carroll still struggled to get any decent length of playing time under Rogers.

The temporary move to West Ham means that Carroll will play under his old manager, Sam Allardyce, and captain, Kevin Nolan. Carroll will look to bag a spot in the starting 11 for the Hammers to get back to his goal scoring best.

What does this move mean for Liverpool? West Ham may have the opportunity to sign Carroll on a permanent basis at the end of the season. This will free up space for the Reds to strengthen their bid for Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey. The expected departures of Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing indicate that Liverpool may acquire Dempsey on deadline day.

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