LIVERPOOL midfielder Charlie Adam described the performance of £35m striker Andy Carroll as “unbelievable” in the Reds 2-0 win at West Brom, but insists the team still need to improve.
Adam opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 9th minute after Luis Suarez was tripped by Baggies defender Jonas Olsson. And Olsson was at fault again on the stroke of half-time as his error allowed Suarez to pick out Carroll and the England striker extended Liverpool’s lead with a low drive into the net, his second goal in four games.
“The big man has been unbelievable today and the finish for our second goal was terrific” said Adam.
“Once we got the goal it changed the complexion of the game. I thought we played well in the first half. Second half, we never kept the ball as well as we should have and it’s something that we’ll maybe have to get better at. But to come here and get three points has delighted us!”
The win stretches Liverpool’s unbeaten run to seven games. But Adam admits that some of the Reds performances this year have not been good enough. “We’re disappointed with some of the results we’ve had this year. Last week (vs Norwich) we had numerous chances and could have finished it off. But if you don’t score you get punished, and we did.
“We’ve done that a couple of times this year but against West Brom we started the game well and deserved to win the game in the end.”
Carroll expressed his delight to get on the scoresheet, but was quick to praise strike partner Luis Suarez. “He’s fantastic you can see that” said Carroll. “He creates chances for everyone and obviously puts then away himself. He’s fantastic to have in the team.”
“It was nice to score. I’ve been missing a few games, sitting on the bench, so it’s nice to get my chance and put one in the back of the net.”
Liverpool have now closed the gap on the top four to just one point. They host Swansea on Saturday but in three weeks time travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea with the opportunity to leapfrog the Blues in the table.