EPL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wary of Andy Carroll's threat in title bid

Table-toppers Liverpool take on West Ham on Saturday with the bid to retain their position at the top with Chelsea -- just two points behind them -- facing Stoke City.

updated: April 05, 2014 09:02 IST
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London: Brendan Rodgers admits he fears a fired-up Andy Carroll could wreck Liverpool's title challenge when the West Ham striker faces his former club on Sunday.

Rodgers quickly decided Carroll wasn't part of his plans when he took over at Anfield in 2012 and shipped the towering forward out on loan to the Hammers just two months later.

The Reds boss felt Carroll's physical style wouldn't be a good fit with his pass and move philosophy and his eventual sale for £15 million ($25m, 18m euros) has proved a wise decision.

While Rodgers's rebuilding of Liverpool's forward line with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge has transformed the team into surprise contenders for the Premier League crown, Carroll has struggled to stay fit for much of his time with West Ham.

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