With Liverpool taking on West Ham on Sunday, former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will be taking his old club and is certainly going to have extra motivation to do well against the club that let him go.
Liverpool signing Andy Carroll for £35million from Newcastle was a transfer deal that shocked many in the football world. There was no way that Carroll was worth that much but considering Liverpool had received £50million from selling Torres to Chelsea, Newcastle were the winners in all of this as they were able to set a high fee for the striker.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has reiterated his thoughts on the Carroll signing and believes that Liverpool made a big mistake by signing the striker for £35million.
In his weekly column, Carragher said, “Unfortunately, though, Liverpool’s decision to pay £35million was a big mistake and it never did Andy any favours. He started well, with two goals against Manchester City on his first start, but it quickly became apparent he wasn’t the right fit for the club.
“In training, he’d complain if the ball was not flung into the box — and I don’t mean from out wide. He wanted the ball to come in to him from close to the halfway line, but at Liverpool that was never going to happen.
“There were other things. He found the intensity of playing three games every week difficult.
Before he might have been used to getting himself right for a match on a Saturday, then spending time socially with his mates — as we all did when we were young — but at Liverpool the training and professional demands are relentless.
He would very rarely complete a full week on the training field at Melwood and, eventually, that takes a toll. If you aren’t fully conditioned, you are susceptible to injuries and Andy suffered his fair share.
“Another major issue was the fact he lacked pace. He suits the way Sam Allardyce operates and is West Ham’s focal point but at Liverpool that would never have been the case. Andy may feel Brendan made the decision about him too quickly but it was the right call.”
It is interesting to note from Carragher what went on in training with Carroll and simply how unfit he was. I think we all agree that Liverpool paid too much for Carroll and he simply was never going to be a hit at Liverpool simply because he style of play was not suited to the club.
At West Ham, Carroll seems to be playing much better, that is because their style suites him to the tee. It would be such a shame if he plays a blinder of a game on Sunday against Liverpool and dents our title aspirations.
You can only blame one IDIOT,for trying to play football from the 70’s ( CLOWN FOOLGLISH ) And too think he actually thought he should have kept his job ( MUPPET ) And I’m a Scouser from Knotty Ash and reds fan.And before you give me down the banks,I was born in 69 and been watching Liverpool at Anfield since 76…
Who is the bigger fool here? Andy Carroll or Kenny Dalglish? The former thinks he is a Drogba-like striker, but actually plays like a donkey while the latter aka the king-turned-jester idiotically paid £35m for a donkey.
EH EH LISTEN , I’M CARRA AND I PLAYED IN ISTANBUL ME , YA KNOW.
IT MADE ME A LEDGE OVERNIGHT AND CEMENTED ME INTO LIVERPOOL FOLKLORE BUT WHAT A LOT OF YOU NIMRODS DON’T REALISE IS THAT MILAN WOULDN’T HAVE SCORED 3 IN THE FIRST HALF IF IT WASN’T FOR MY POOR READING OF THE GAME AND LACK OF PACE. FUCK ME , DIDN’T YOU WATCH INZARGHI IN THE 2007 FINAL . I KNOW YOU CHOOSE NOT TO MENTION MY BAD POINTS, BUT I SUCKED SHIT THAT NIGHT WITH BOTH GOALS ALSO MY FAULT AND THE TRUTH IS IF I WASN’T A BIG MOUTHED LOCAL WITH A ‘HARD’ FAMILY AND CAME FROM OUTSIDE THE CITY , I WOULD HAVE BEEN MOVED ON AND PLAYING IN LEAGUE ONE A LONG TIME BEFORE THAT NIGHT IN MAY. BUT AS YOU KNOW , WE PULLED OFF A MIRACLE THAT NIGHT. AFTERWARDS I BECAME THE PRISON DADDY AROUND THE CHANGIES AND THE KING OF THE WOOLS, WHO THOUGHT ME SCREECHING OUT ! OUT ! AND WAVING ME ARMS AT SOME YOUNG KID WHO HARDLY SPEAKS ENGLISH, EPITOMISED LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATION, WHEN REALLY I WAS JUST A LOUD MOUTHED BLUFFER TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM MY OWN FAILURES AS A DEFENDER. NOW CLUELESS GOBSHITES LIKE YOU HANG ON THE EVERY WORD OF AND MEDIA OUTLETS PAY HANDSOMELY FOR THE OPINIONS OF THE SCOUSE CHRIS MORGAN. I TOLD THAT FAT KID FROM BRIZZLE OR WHEREVER WHO WRITES FOR THE ECHO , THAT IF I’D KNOWN WE’D CHALLENGE FOR THE TITLE , I’D HAVE THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT PACKING IN AND HE SAID WE WOULDN’T BE CHALLENGING IF YOU WERE STILL THERE, YOU’LD STILL BE DOING YER BASIL FAULTY THING , WAVING ME ARMS AND SHOUTING AT THE FOREIGN LADS WHILE SWINGING ON OPPONENTS SHIRTS IN THE BOX. AND I SAID ‘ YOU’LD PROBABLY STILL GIVE ME THE M.O.M, YE FAT SHIT HOUSE ! ALSO I’M REALLY SORRY I WON’T BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE H96 CHARITY GAME AS IT A CAUSE THAT’S CLOSE TO MY HEART BUT I HAVE PRIOR COMMITMENTS TO SIR RUPERT AND MY EXPERTISE ARE NEEDED ON SLY SPORTS TO ANALYZE ON CREWE OR DONCASTER OR CRONCASTER… I CAN’T REMEMBER, ANYWAY BUT YOU’LL BE IN MY THOUGHTS.ANYWAY TIME TO PRINT UP SOME MORE OF DEM ‘LIMITED EDITION ISTANBUL PRINTS’ WELL I SAY LIMITED , WE’VE MADE MORE RUNS OF THESE THEN TERRY MAC DID IN HIS PRIME
ONCE A.. ER SORRY YNWA JC