Nope, unlike some people in the north east, he knows he has been missed since he's been out injured. There is no time to get a striker guaranteed to safeguard his Prem league status, not to mention the damage that will be done to squad moral now and in the summer.
I am beginning to think Carroll's absence is a cute piece of play by some at the club.
It wouldn't surprise me if this was a smokescreen, concocted by Llambias, just to make us gratfeul that we have not lost Carroll by the close of the window, when we should quite rightly be outraged that we have no cover in key positions.
Why would Carroll want to go to Liverpool if the fella he is replacing wants to leave to win trophies? The only reason would be money - Carroll doesn't strike me as that kind of lad. Carroll may as well stay here.
If Chelsea are prepared to pay £50m for a striker who has sulked his way through his footie since before the World Cup, then what might a player who opposition fans and players have said has been unplayable at times this season be worth?
If Ashley continues on his present path, getting costs under control and identifying real value in the transfer market, he would have a side challenging for Europe - and reap the benefits of increased gate receipts and added tv money to boot. If there is a sign that the best players will be sold off for profit, it will stop dead in its tracks his plans to get the club on an even keel because in trying to solve problems in some areas, he will be creating further problems elsewhere.