Date: 22nd September 2011 at 10:00pm
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There are already some suggestions that Andy Carroll is unhappy with the amount of game time he is currently getting at Liverpool considering that he is fit. I find these reports and suggestions to be very silly as one can not come up with that conclusion so early on in the season. Yes, Carroll may not be playing well right now but we still have a long season ahead of us and how do we know that Carroll is not going to his a purple patch and start scoring goals?

Dirk Kuyt has looked good playing upfront with Luis Suarez so far this season and Craig Bellamy did well partnering Suarez against Brighton. The Suarez – Carroll partnership has not quite taken off but give it some time.

Kenny Dalglish has reiterated that Liverpool have a squad and not a team thus Andy Carroll will continue to feature for us this season.

“Andy is a professional footballer who understands what goes on in football,” said Dalglish. “He worked really hard at Tottenham. It was a bad performance and a bad day for us.

“We don’t have a team, we have a squad. There will be times when someone will play and others won’t. Sometimes you’ll be lucky and sometimes you’ll be unlucky.

“But the football club is more important than one individual, including myself. I’m sure the players realise that. Although there will be a disappointment if you aren’t playing, I think there’s an understanding as well.”