Carroll hasn't had a fair crack of the whip at Liverpool
Andy Carroll would probably walk from Anfield to St James' Park right now if it meant him securing a move back to Newcastle United.
And certainly it seems he is annoyed at not being given a chance by Brendan Rodgers.
Carroll's goal record in the Premier League at Liverpool is nowhere near as prolific as it was at St James'.
But at times last season it appears Carroll was made a scapegoat for what - Carling Cup aside - for a shocking Liverpool season and one of their worst in the Premier League.
Nobody seemed to have a go at the likes Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing or Jordan Henderson despite their poor campaign.
Frustrating as it was for Carroll, in Downing Liverpool have a player who can cross the ball better than most when he's in the mood.
However, there weren't enough times when Carroll and Downing were on the field to get a chance to build up a rapport.
Rodgers seems convince he can't work with Carroll, and that's a big call for a manager who is taking the reins of a big club and needs to win one trophy at least to match Kenny Dalglish's efforts last term.
The subject of the Carroll deal is now about transfer fees and wages, but whichever shirt the Geordie wears next season - he'll be doing it with a huge point to prove.