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Benitez reveals Liverpool could have signed Andy Carroll on the cheap

10:00 01 December 2012

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West Ham's Andy Carroll. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS

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Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claims Liverpool had the opportunity to sign much-maligned striker Andy Carroll for as little as £1million in 2009.

Carroll, now on loan at West Ham, who host Benitez’s side on Saturday afternoon, eventually joined Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool for a staggering £35million in January 2011.

Benitez has now admitted the Reds missed the chance to save themselves at least £30million towards the end of his six-year reign at the club.

“He played the Youth Cup at Anfield and we were watching him, a young player with power,” he said.

“It was an option, he was cheaper. Take the ‘three’ off the £35million. Quite cheap.”

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