"Players like Andy are the future of this club"
-Derek Llambias 08/10/2010
"Andy Carroll was at the top of my list of questions because he needs to stay, this club has been crying out for another number nine and he looks like he's fitting the bill, so I made it very clear that he needs to stay."
-Alan Pardoo 10/12/2010
"Andy's career path is here, he just has to keep working hard. We have to have a big-club mentality and hold on to our best players."
-Alan Pardoo 21/12/2010
"It was good that Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias made that commitment that Andy is not for sale. I'm pleased about that. We won't be selling any player that we don't feel needs to be moved on."
-Alan Pardoo 06/01/2011
and what we did...
"Andy Carroll has completed his move from Newcastle to Liverpool and has signed a five-and-a-half-year-deal,"
-Liverpool Statement 31/01/2011