Andy Carroll: 'Liverpool didn't give me a fair chance'

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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll thinks that he was left with no choice but to leave Liverpool this summer thanks to Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has admitted that he had to leave Liverpool to fulfil his desire for first-team football.

Carroll signed for the Hammers until January after being told by Reds manager Brendan Rodgers that he could not guarantee the England international a regular starting place.

The Hammers target man told ESPN that he knew the time was right to leave Anfield.

He said: "I haven't got a fair chance, I don't think, at Liverpool, and I was really told that I should move on to a team where I'll play regular football.

"I knew Sam Allardyce wanted us here and told us I'd be playing games so for me it was a no-brainer coming here.

"I want to play football all the time. Every time there's a game I want to be involved and obviously I didn't get a chance there. A new manager came in and he had what he wanted to do and I wasn't part of his plans and for me to play football this was a chance for me to do that, so that's why I made the move."

The 23-year-old made his comeback from a hamstring injury with a 20-minute spell towards the end of the Hammers' 2-1 win at Queens Park Rangers last Monday.

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