With Andy Carroll looking like he may be on his way out of Anfield, is it fair to describe his time at Liverpool as a flop? A return to Newcastle seems imminent but to portray it as slinking back with his tail between his legs would be unfair to the rangy striker. As Ireland found out in Gdansk, trying to fill the gaps left by Fernando Torres can leave you isolated.
The chant goes abegging: Liverpool fans sing their Neil Diamond inspired ode to Andy Carroll at half-time in the West Brom game. Imagine trying to get a pie there.