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The 24-year-old striker completed his move to West Ham for a club record fee following a successful loan spell last season but should his parent club have kept faith in him?


COMMENT: Liverpool was the wrong place at the wrong time for developing Carroll
Andy Carroll finally secured a permanent move to West Ham from Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon in what is the Hammers' most expensive ever outlay on a player.

The England forward impressed while on loan at Upton Park last season but, with his parent club in the midst of a summer transfer spree of their own, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has decided to cut the club's losses on the former Newcastle man.

Liverpool originally purchased Carroll on deadline day in January 2011 for £35 million - the record fee for a British player - making the still-considerable £15.5m for which they have now sold him still a serious loss.

But will the Anfield outfit regret letting go of the striker, particularly given the doubt surround Luis Suarez's future at the club? And, with Rodgers not even seeing how Carroll could perform in a Reds shirt, will the club regret selling a player so richly invested in?


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