Carroll Starting To Pay Liverpool Back

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It has taken a very long time, but on Saturday Andy Carroll might just have won over the Anfield faithful.

The heavy price tag that has weighed the big man down seems to be easing at last.

Carroll’s every move has been scrutinised since his arrival last January.

Even the former England manager Fabio Capello criticised his lifestyle.

But through all the mud thrown at Carroll, Kenny Dalglish has defended his striker resolutely.

Even many of the Liverpool supporters have questioned Carroll’s credentials as the goals have been hard to come by.

But Dalglish has shown great faith that Carroll would come good.

Saturday’s winning goal against Everton sending Liverpool to a third visit to Wembley this season has just repaid the faith Dalglish has shown.

It was a difficult start to life at Anfield for Carroll as he was injured when he arrived to the club and it took him a long time to regain his fitness.

The impact Suarez has had has maybe heaped extra pressure on Carroll to produce too.

Carroll can’t be criticised for his work rate, he has kept going and never hid.

There is no hiding the fact that Carroll has not scored enough goals for a striker.

But he works for the team, he wins a lot of headers and holds the ball up well to bring others into the game, he also helps out defensively for the team.

In most games Carroll has played in, the service from wide areas has been very poor and chances for him to score have been few.

Carroll has also been deployed as lone striker in many games which I don’t think suits him.

He looks a far better player with a strike partner to compliment his game.

I feel Dalglish has tried to protect him too much at times by not giving him a run of games or by substituting him.

It looked at times this season that Carroll was finding his form, but then he would be dropped.

But maybe now Dalglish realises that Carroll needs games as he is player that needs to keep his match sharpness.

The great thing about Carroll is he is a confident lad and never hides if things are not going for him.

Even on Saturday Carroll missed a couple of great chances but he kept going and got his reward with the winner.

What a difference a week makes with Carroll grabbing a late winner at Blackburn and then scoring an even more important winner on Saturday.

Another important thing was the fact that Carroll played the full match because in many of his appearances he has been substituted.

Carroll and Suarez have showed signs of a good partnership forming in recent games too which is encouraging for Dalglish.

Andy Carroll is also a very important player for Liverpool defending set-pieces, as he has made numerous important defensive clearances.

But with this goal on Saturday I just hope everyone gives Carroll a bit of a break.

With Carroll now starting to look like a Liverpool player, maybe now everyone should give the other new signings a bit more time to fit in to this Liverpool team.


  1. 35 million wasn’t his fault. The greatest team in the world courting and buying him wasn’t his fault. But he showed character through all the abuse and has started repaying the faith of the King and many a fans like me. Andy, YNWA!

  2. I wish people would get off his back and let him concentrate on developing an understanding with Suarez and the rest of the team. I mean everyone stood behind Crouch during his dry spell and he is worse than AC so it must be the price tag that stick in peoples throats. What people don’t realize is that Liverpool didn’t pay £35m for Carroll, part of the deal that took Torres to Chelsea was that Liverpool got Andy Carroll + £15m, so it didn’t matter how much Newcastle wanted £10m, £20m, £30, £35m or even £50m Chelsea had to pay it or they wouldn’t get Torres and that is why the deals were so close together. Suarez was not bought with any of the Torres cash as his deal was sorted and went through earlier and in fact he was bought to play alongside Torres

  3. Fully agree that hopefully he will repay the faith shown in him. Regardless of what myself & the rest of the Kopites think of him, he is one of OUR players and until such time that he no longer wears the famous RED we should support him through thick & thin. Personally I prefer Barcelona’s playing approach but then who doesn’t?!!

    If I am to be allowed to add the following, I would be very grateful to the Empire of the Kop;

    Fellow Kopites please boycott the Blog by Jamie Kanwar of Liverpool-KOP, as he calls us all deluded if we disagree with his condescending remarks. Yesterday I received an e-mail from them threatening myself by getting the police involved & possible prosecution in response to my e-mail asking them not to call us fans deluded.
    He/his blog never has anything positive to say about us & our club and always looks to be controversial,their latest headline is : “Forget KD, FSG should sack Suarez for making this comment”. I wonder which team would most like to see the back Luis Suarez & the KD, em let me look to the East!
    So please be careful if you too disagree with their pathetic comments , you too will be threatened, so the best way to give them a wide bearth. What they woefully seem to misunderstand is their action is almost an incitement to hatred.

    I do hope both Suarez & Carrol score against Chelsea & we win the FA Cup.

  4. 35m or 0 it’s not the matter . We are waiting for goals… And andy is scoring now… Come on andy!!!

  5. Remember emile heskey with owen or toshack/keegan…… We hope the same with luis and andy

  6. Hi there,

    I am looking for any Liverpool fans who may have any of the FA cup winning dates tattooed on their body? IF you do and want to be part of a tv show please get in touch –



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