After defeat to Manchester City, West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce again talked up the prospect of signing on-loan Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Carroll's contribution once again raised talk of the present loan deal from Liverpool turned into a permanent arrangement.

"We will find out at the end of the season," said Allardyce.

"There is a lot to do obviously, between ourselves, Liverpool and Andy.

"But he has scored again hasn't he? That is six in 10 now."