Perhaps it matters little to the Anfield board based on the £50 million raised from the sale of Fernando Torres, while Carroll could still prove to be a Liverpool success even if reports suggest that the Merseyside club were willing to swap the forward with Carlos Tevez last week.
Carroll played the full ninety minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup victory against Manchester United and will lead the line again at Molineux, with 11/2 (bet365 – £200 free bets) available that the Geordie puts his team into the lead against a Wolves side that now sit 19th in the Premier League.
Mick McCarthy revealed this week that Liverpool wanted to move the game back a day due to the transfer window closing, although Wanderers refused to budge on the Tuesday fixture and they will hope to bring the Reds down with a bump after big cup wins over the Manchester clubs.
The Midlands side have won just three of their eleven home games this season although a recent 3-2 defeat by Aston Villa was pretty unfortunate after Wolves dominated the first half against the Villans before Robbie Keane delivered a sucker punch.
Odds of 4/1 (Ladbrokes free bet) seem big based on Liverpool’s recent exploits in cup competitions, especially if Steven Fletcher can continue his recent scoring form which has seen the Scot score nine goals this season.
The visitors are no bigger than 3/4 (Unibet bookmakers) to claim a victory which would keep them in contention when it comes to fourth spot in the Premier League and the prospect of playing in the Champions League this term.