The pressure continues to mount on Andy Carroll and his inability to find the back of the net for Liverpool. People are already dubbing him a waste of money having paid so much money for him and him having only scored one goal so far this season in the Carling Cup against Exeter.
But I feel that this criticism on Carroll is not right. Yes, he missed a good chance against Wolves on Saturday when he tried to do too much in the box instead of taking a shot at goal but his overall display against Wolves was not bad at all as you can see from the video below.
Carroll gives us that added option of hitting the ball long and getting some decent crosses into the box for him to latch onto. He is a physical threat to defenders in the box and I am sure if you ask any defender in the Premier League they would tell you that they do not look forward to marking Carroll.
I know you have been a hearing a lot of “give the lad some more time” and I think we should do that. The signs are there that he can form a good partnership with Suarez and Kenny should stick with the Carroll – Suarez partnership for our next match against Everton. The more the two play together, the better their understanding will be of each other. We all want the partnership to work and they only way it can is for the two of them to play more games together.