Most great players play with their head, if not all literally. To me the excitement in football is not how many passes the team can string together, but the possibility the move results in scoring. I personally have no problem watching Andy Carrol play for us with that kind of performance for West Ham. So the issue, as pointed out earlier, is a lot in the off field performance. Brendan had publicly showed uncertainties around few players. Guess what's that going to do to their resale value? Also to the dressing from atmosphere? And as Noo noo rightly pointed out, there's no way Rodgers would want Liverpool to play that way, the issue is not so much about Andy going out, but nobody coming in. Even if Andy stay, would he make a good cover? No, and not because he can't, but because the manager wouldn't allow him to do so, to play his strength. The way BR handle the situation with Andy, the loan to WestHam is probably the best situation the board can salvage. And as I wrote in the other thread, BR would be twice a nutcase to try to bring Andy back in January, even if he scored 15 goals by that time. Not unless BR accommodate Andy's style of play. The best thing for BR to do is to let Sam brings back Andy's value to close to what we paid and handle the transfer market next summer much better.