Rodgers hit out at Newcastle for trying to get Carroll - a player they sold to the Merseysiders for 35million in January 2011 - back on the cheap.

The Reds boss, who had previously hinted a move could be on the cards, insisted he did not have enough depth in his squad to let the England striker leave without raising funds for a replacement.

" There is absolutely no chance[of a loan deal] - and certainly not Newcastle, " Rodgers said.
" Newcastle got £۳۵m for this player last year. To even consider wanting to take him on loan is a liberty really.
' Nutcase '

" We have got a very small squad as it is. We have lost a lot of players this summer and I have not replaced them, as of yet. That is the reality of where we are.

" I need a minimum of three strikers. Once the window shuts, that is it until January. I have got(Luis) Suarez, Fabio Borini, and Andy Carroll.

" I would need to be a nutcase even to consider at this moment to let Carroll go out, unless there are other solutions for that. "

Newcastle and other clubs were alerted to Carroll ' s potential availability in July when Rodgers suggested he would be open to a loan move for the ۲۳ - year - old if it " can benefit the club in the long term ".

However, the offer made by Newcastle - reported to be a loan move with a view to a 12million permanent return to Tyneside with Liverpool still responsible for a sizeable chunk of his wages in the meantime - has particularly irked Rodgers.