Fellaini gives Liverpool hope for Carroll option

Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill (left) of Everton compete with Samir Nasri of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park. (GETTY)

Liverpool still have hopes of swooping on wantaway Everton star Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgium midfielder stunned the Toffees when he was quoted as saying he will quit Goodison Park within a year but since tweeted a denial.

But the saga is not over as The Sun reported David Moyes will hold clear-the-air talks with Fellaini on his return from international duty.

The Belgium star also took to Facebook in a bid to set the record straight.

He wrote: “With Everton, I’m ready to play all this season to reach our goals. I am happy in Liverpool.”

But boss Moyes will want to get to the bottom of it all, having made the 24-year-old the club’s best-paid player on around £75,000 a week after handing him a new deal to 2016, the report added.

This gives Kop boss Brendan Rodgers hope because he is desperately seeking a replacement for Andy Carroll.

Especially since, though Fellaini is a midfielder, he is an attacking one who plays just off the striker.

So he can fill the boots of Carroll.

Liverpool were put on alert when the Belgian midfielder, 24, admitted his career at Goodison Park is coming to end despite being under contract for the next four years, The Sun reported earlier.

Then, all hope at Anfield was killed. Fellaini has since tweeted and denied the report reported earlier.

Kop boss Brendan Rodgers is seeking a replacement for Andy Carroll and would be eager to pounce on Fellaini who scored the winner against Manchester United.

Fellaini was first quoted as saying, “I am just starting my fifth season at Everton, this will be one of my last.

“I have seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or championship.”

However, he has since tweeted a denial.

Fellaini joined Everton in a £15 million move from Standard Liege in 2008.

He has scored 22 goals in 130 appearances for the Merseyside club.

His start to this season has been sensational with a killer showing against Manchester United to win Everton's opener.