Toon offered Carroll hope
Liverpool are keen to offload Andy Carroll and reports claim they are trying to reignite interest from Newcastle and West Ham.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to sell the striker before Friday's transfer deadline so he can bring in players of his own and Newcastle are keen to re-sign him.
Magpies boss Alan Pardew virtually admitted defeat in his attempts to land Carroll but the comments from Rodgers could spark new life into a potential deal ahead of the deadline.
"I don't think we are in a position to have 35million players as third choice strikers," Rodgers revealed. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Andy has been a cover player for us in the opening two games."
Despite these latest developments the problem of trying to agree a fee remains with Liverpool willing to take a huge hit on the £35million he cost them 18 months ago.
Newcastle will not go above £15million, while West Ham will go to £20million but the player has ruled out a move to Upton Park as he holds out for a return to Tyneside.