Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he will not consider bringing Andy Carroll back from his loan spell at West Ham in order to ease his striker concerns at Anfield.
Carroll left Liverpool for Upton Park on a season-long loan during the summer transfer window, but the Reds did not move to sufficiently compensate for the departure of the £35 million forward.
Along with Carroll, Dirk Kuyt also left Anfield during the summer, while only Fabio Borini - signed from Roma - came to Liverpool to reinforce the club's goalscoring department.
Borini, however, is sidelined until December leaving Liverpool with just Luis Suarez as the club's only fit senior striker, leading to suggestions that Rodgers should recall Carroll from West Ham.
But, says Rodgers, Carroll remaining with West Ham is the best way to suit all parties, with the Liverpool's record signing desperate need of regular football - something he will not get at Anfield.
“That is not something I have considered," Rodgers told reporters when asked about a return for Carroll.
“There is no point me bringing him back if he is not going to be playing games, but is playing games week- in, week-out for West Ham.
“Andy said when we spoke that he wanted to play and I haven’t thought that will change if he comes back.”