manager Alan Pardew has advised Liverpool
to cut their losses and sell striker Andy Carroll.
The England international completed a £35 million switch from Tyneside to Anfield in January 2011 but it has been widely reported that new manager Brendan Rodgers is prepared to offload Carroll for the right fee.
Pardew has admitted that he would be pleased to see the 23-year-old return to Newcastle if owner Mike Ashley is able to complete a deal.
And the former West Ham United manager believes that both Liverpool and Carroll would benefit if they accepted that the move had not worked out as hoped.
"[Reading chairman] John Madejski used to say to me about certain players, just wipe your nose and move on," Pardew told BBC Radio Newcastle
"And I think [Liverpool] are going to have to do that with Andy."
Newcastle have had one loan offer for Carroll rejected, with Liverpool reported to be holding out for a permanent deal worth around £20m.
Pardew thinks that the Gateshead-born target man will inevitably leave the Merseyside club eventually but acknowledged that he would not come cheap.