Magpies make Rodgers change loan stance
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is no longer open to any loan move for Andy Carroll after Newcastle's cheeky enquiries this week.
The Anfield boss did not rule out a loan deal when he revealed there had been no enquiries for the England striker earlier this month, but has changed his tune after Newcastle's opportunistic offers.
Rodgers has hit out at the idea of the striker, who cost a club record £35million to sign from Newcastle 18 months ago, leaving on a temporary basis and says if the Magpies or any other club want him it will have to be a permanent deal.
"The club invested £35million in the player and there has been a lot written and spoken over the last couple of weeks," Rodgers revealed. "For me, it's simple. The player is still part of this group and the only way we would think about him going out is the same as any other player.
"If there was an offer to take him on a permanent deal, we'd have to look at it, but that's no different to any player. The thought of him going on loan for one year is ridiculous, really.
"It is that part of the year where there is a game going on with agents and other people, but the reality is he will join us here in Boston next week. He is a talented player and we will review what happens from there."
Newcastle are now weighing up whether or not to make a permanent move with reports claiming they could offer £16million for the player.