Alan Pardew has stated that if Andy Carroll is to move in January, he'd like him back at Newcastle. In his press conference today he said, "He's a Liverpool player and not wanted so at some point he's going to move permanently. I'd like to think we'll be in the mix for that."
This comes 18 months after Pardew sold the striker to Liverpool in a deal worth £35 million. Carroll has struggled since he departed St James' Park, scoring just 11 goals in 58 appearances for the Reds, before his loan deal to West Ham, where he's yet to score.
It is clear that Brendan Rodgers doesn't see Carroll as part of his plans for the future of Liverpool, with the manager trying to base Liverpool's game around a passing game, which would mean being less direct. With West Ham unlikely to be able to afford the £18 million fee wanted for Carroll, Pardew may get his wish.