It’s no secret that Andy Carroll and Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers do not see eye to eye. The striker previously attacked Rodgers openly in the media. With the strong rumours buzzing that Rodgers to get the pink slip irrespective of the fate of Merseyside derby against Everton; On Saturday night, when a fan asked Carroll to predict the result of the derby, Carroll wittily replied, “It’s a win win situation for Liverpool!!” Meaning, even if Liverpool loses, the sacking of Rodgers will be inevitable, which will mean a win-win situation for Liverpool.

Carroll attacked Rodgers previously, accused him of lying and losing all respect for Rodgers for his deeds. Carroll said: “With Brendan Rodgers, there was a lot going on. What he was saying to me and what was actually happening [were different things], ” “He was telling me one thing to my face, then I’d leave the training ground and he would ring me and tell me a completely different thing. “He would say: ‘You’re going to play every week, you’re going to play every game up front with [Luis] Suarez. I’d leave and get home and he would ring me and say: ‘Fulham and West Ham want you and I think it’s best you should go.

“I would go back and see him and he would say the opposite again. It was the same thing round and round and round. On phone calls, it was: ‘I think you should go.’ To my face it was: ‘You’ll start every week’.” Carroll said Rodgers “was messing with his head’’ and  he “lost respect for him”.

Carroll added: “I was angry. I knew it was time to go. I thought I just want to play football. I didn’t need this. Under Brendan I knew I was never going to play, with what he was saying to me.

“If he had said straight away I wasn’t going to play, I’d have said fair enough, you’re a new manager, it’s your decision. You didn’t sign me, fair enough.

“If the manager is treating me like this, [I thought] there is no reason for me to be at Liverpool.”