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Reds hope for swift Carroll resolution

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has insisted manager Brendan Rodgers will have the final say on forward Andy Carroll and suggested a decision will be made on the forward in the near future.

• Rodgers rules out Carroll loan

Carroll's future at Anfield is in some doubt, just 18 months after his £35 million move to the club, with Rodgers having confirmed that offers for the forward would be considered.

Newcastle are in the hunt for the striker, having had at least one bid rejected, and whether Carroll stays or goes will be the decision of Rodgers - with Werner insisting the club will not attempt to influence their manager in any way.

"Brendan is clearly the leader here," Werner told Sky Sports News. "The only thing I can say is we will do what is best for the club. At the moment Andy is on the squad, he is an important member of the England team and he has a lot of talent. We will see what happens."

It would appear Werner does not expect the situation to drag on deep into the transfer window.

He said: "Hopefully the question will be answered shortly, but at the moment Andy is on the team and we look forward to him contributing."

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