Some Liverpool fans may be losing confidence in Andy Carroll following his £35million from Newcastle but Ian Rush believes that Carroll is going to come good for Liverpool.
“He is a young lad. He just moved. Everyone thinks it’s easy to make a move to a club like Liverpool, but believe me, it’s not that easy. He just needs time to settle in,” Rush insisted.
“You have to be patient with young players, it is not as simple as them coming in and performing straightaway – and the manager knows that.
“Kenny [Dalglish] will pick teams against certain opposition. He is not scared to change a winning team. He will sit down with his assistant Steve Clark and look at the opposition and decide who is the best team to play against them. If it’s Andy Carroll, he will play him because he believes in him. We all believe in him.”
“Luis Suarez is in great form at the moment, but there will most probably come a time when he goes off form,” added Rush. “That’s when Andy will come in. That’s what it’s all about. It’s not about individuals.
“I think they got the right manager to coach him along. Yeah. it is a high price. Andy Carroll didn’t ask for that.
“As a former striker, I believe in him. The manager believes in him. There will be a time, probably this season, when he will be needed. I’m sure he will come good for Liverpool.”
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