Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll has toiled since his lucrative move to Anfield, but the stats are in his favour.

A Liverpool spokesperson has denied reports linking striker Andy Carroll with a return to Newcastle United in January.

Having made the move to Anfield in the January transfer window in 2011, for a huge fee of £35 million, the Englishman has struggled to impress, scoring just four goals in 25 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club.

It has led to doubts regarding the 23-year-old's future and The Sun and The Daily Mail claimed that Carroll could re-sign with Newcastle for a fee of £10 million - a £25 million loss for Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has constantly insisted that the player had a future at the club, and a club spokesman moved to rubbish reports.

"It is complete nonsense. There is nothing in it," he is quoted as saying in the Express.