Will Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez form the partnership to fire Liverpool back into the top four?

His style of play could be what Liverpool have been missing. He is a typical British centre-forward, big, strong, good with his back to goal and wins everything in the air, but also has pace, a fantastic left-foot quick and is a reliable goal-scorer. He can score from inside the box, from a cross and from distance- as Liverpool fans saw last season when the Geordie fired a low 25-yard drive past Pepe Reina. He has already been labelled as the next Alan Shearer and been described by former Liverpool legend and Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan as one of the “top three best headers of the ball I have seen”.

“I gave Andy his first Premier League start in May 2008 and I must say, he is probably in the top three headers of the ball I have ever seen in football” said Keegan.

“Defenders do not like to play against a player in his mould because he will knock them about a bit and is an old-fashioned centre forward. He is not Alan Shearer yet, and may never be, but if he maintains his prolific form and continues in a confident vein, it would be unwise to put limits on his potential.”

Will the partnership work?

In theory this should be the perfect partnership and could produce results similar to the famous Toshack and Keegan partnership. Despite Carroll and Suarez being completely different in how they play the game- and how they wear their hair- their individual skills should compliment the other. Carroll will play as the target man and provide opportunities for Suarez and the midfielders to run onto by winning headers from long balls. Suarez will create chances for the Geordie by running into space, pulling defenders away and making clever passes. Carroll will be looking to get on the end of Suarez and Stewart Downing’s crosses and Charlie Adam and Steven Gerrard’s set-pieces, while the Uruguayan will drop deep to help build the attacks and link the play. All the evidence suggests that Carroll and Suarez will form a great partnership and if they do then don’t be surprised to see the Reds challenging at the top, but unfortunately it is a case of if and not when.

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10 responses to “Will Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez form the partnership to fire Liverpool back into the top four?”

  1. abids says:

    boys u can make d different.up boys,up reds and up king kenny

  2. eric darko says:

    yes they will

  3. Bill Shankly says:

    Top 4 ?
    If we arent top 2 I’ll never post again !
    It wont just be a csse of Cartroll & Suarez you have to throw Kuyt into the mix too because of injury & suspension & perhaps even a dip in form .
    I also think its unfair to burden them with getting us any particular league finish because all you can realistically expect from a front 2 , thats a pairing now not a lone striker , is 1 goal every game .
    In Carroll , Kuyt & Suarez , any 2 from those 3 have more than enough quality to at any time throughout the season mix & match with eachother & easily provide us with those figures .
    If our front two dont give us 40 goals then we need to be looking at bringing in new blood .

  4. Gerrardious says:

    @Bill: Never post again?? I gotta hand it to u man. i envy the way u always stick ur neck out and stand by ur point. I remember u also sayin something about Carroll scoring 25 goals in some older post… as for me, I’ld rather sit back and watch cos I dont like having to eat my words.
    I think Suarez will be brilliant but as for Carroll…. dear Carroll …….we have a giant striker who (needless to say) is terrific in the air, has good close control, can hold up the ball under pressure and has a good shot on his favourite foot. I feel he could still work on his pace, link up play, and reaction (he spends to much time on the ball before shifting it to the next man in a good attackin position). Also the issue of his control which has raised some debate amongst us the fans. He needs to work on his spontenous control without killing or slowing down the attack.
    That being said, I believe Carroll will develop into a complete striker who will be a pain in the backside of any defender (isn’t he already?) over the next 1 or two seasons. we just need to forget about the price, give him our full support and not expect too much from him.
    Can he combine well with Suarez? we’ll see.

    • Bill Shankly says:

      Listen man ,
      If you ever played the game at even a half decent under age level you wont find a forward who wouldnt love playing alongside an Andy Carroll or a Peter Crouch .
      If you remember Kevin Phillips & Niall Quinn together at Sunderland Or Alan Smith & Ian Wright at Arsenal or even Micheal Owen & Emille Heskey then you will kno what I mean .
      A Big man like Carroll is there to win it , hold it up & lay it off in between 2 & 3 touches every time , if Suarez cant play along side a dream come true like that then he cant play football .
      If its a fast break ya wanna see then dont be passin it to Andy , its as simple as that .
      Ya can ask a Shark to be a Dolphin all day long if ya want but only a fool would because at the end of tha day the Shark is gonna be a , guess what ? … thats right , hes still gonna be a shark .
      Simple mathematics tells me he is gonna score 25 goals in all competitions .
      We average in or around 8 corners per game , we deliver almost twice that number of free kicks into the box so outa all those deliverys we only need a maximum of 3 to reach him & he has more than enough quality to bury 1 outa every 3 chances that come his way either with his head , his feet or his magical pony tail .
      If he becomes our regular penalty taker then thats between another 5 & 10 goals allowing him to miss one or two .
      Those stats only apply if he is a bean pole that cant play .
      Thats not Andy Carroll .
      The big man is fast over 20 – 30 yards , he is a nightmare in full flight , like Kuyt he doesnt fanny around & over complicate things in or around the box , he takes a touch & gets something on target or he lays it off & instantly moves away looking for the return or rebound .
      His movement off the ball is excellent which is why he usually gets a running start on defenders & he is fearless from crosses .He makes the great Christian Veri look like a pussy !
      My faith is not based on Andys unquestionable talents alone , he is only a piece of the jigsaw .
      My faith is in the artist whos footballing vision we will be playing out in living breathing colour next season .
      My faith isnt blind , when I was a cocky arrogant kid I didnt believe in him , I believed he was lucky to be at LFC & it was because he was at LFC he was successful , he couldn’t go wrong , I believed any half decent manager could lead LFC to the title & win cups .
      Then he left us ,
      We employed the best of the rest ,
      He went & won the Title for another Club ,
      He took yet another club to a cup final & got em a top 2 finish in very difficult near impossible conditions ,
      Then he went to Scotland & in yet more difficult conditions went & won the League cup up there ,
      Every year he was away we moved further & further away from winning the Title we haven’t won since he left us .
      Now he is back ,
      Its like he has never been away & The Real Slim Shady is finally about to stand up !
      Kenny gets his teams playing a certain way .
      Kenny gets LFC playing a certain way .
      I’ve seen every viable option without him & the only answer is this
      We are blessed to have him , so lets enjoy our time coz its not going to last forever .
      Theres only one LFC , Theres only one Kenny Dalglish , a very special club married to a very special Football Man , in our time in our era .
      Expect a League Title .
      Expect a Champions League .
      Expect all Domestic Cups
      Expect to be disappointed if we dont win em all in one season every season .
      Thats how good Kenny Dalglish & Liverpool Football Club go together , thats not bluff or hype , thats factual experience talking , ask anyone who was lucky enough to be conscious the first time around , the man is a magician who makes Fergie look like a pretender .
      You are in for a treat .
      Wear the club colors with pride , dare to dream & you will never walk alone young Red , you will never walk alone .

  5. what i like about the two is that they are very different, putting their abilities together it will form one hell of an partnership that will scure every PL side.
    the only thing am hoping for tho is for them to have the understanding of each other.

  6. Simon says:

    Suarez is brilliant with Kuyt or Forlan. Carroll is not that type of striker. Carroll combines well with Downing. With all 4 on the pitch, they would form 2 pairs of attackers coming at defences with 2 different styles. However, to have that many forwards on the pitch, we’d need to put on more balanced midfielders like Gerrard, Meireles or Henderson, which would compromise or defence. We were leaky in pre-season largely due to the absence of Lucas, and if Lucas plays, at least 2 other central mids will be required – ideally Adam on the left and either of Gerrard/Henderson on the right, maybe with Aquilani on top if we are going wingless. Alternatively, we can play 2 strikers and a winger with Adam/Spearing and Lucas behind and either Aquilani/Meireles/Stevie in the hole.

  7. Subhaditya says:

    I am sure andy and swerez will score goles for reds