Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has stated that he wants to prove a point for both England manager Roy Hodgson and his former manager at Liverpool – Brendan Rodgers. Carroll is the record signing for Liverpool at £ 35 million after he arrived from Newcastle United with a big reputation. He was signed by former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, but his successor, Brendan Rodgers, did not expect him to fit into his style at the club. Hence, Liverpool had to take a huge hit on the 24-year-old and sell him for just £ 15 million in the summer.
He spent the last season on loan at West Ham and he made the move permanent for this massive transfer fee. He is widely regarded as the next best striker with the England squad. Wayne Rooney is undoubtedly the star name, but many reckon that Carroll should be the next name on the squad for Brazil. As West Ham prepare to face Liverpool on Sunday at Upton Park, Carroll, who has once again regained his fitness after being injured for most of the first six months of the campaign, is expected to start. He says that he wants to prove his former managers that he is capable of scoring goals given the opportunity.
“There’s no bitterness about Liverpool at all. I moved to West Ham and I’m loving it. Apart from the injury setback everything has been great but I’m looking forward to playing Liverpool on Sunday. They’re on fire at the minute and they’re the team to beat. Hopefully we can do it. I think we’re all confident we’re safe now. We’ve taken 18 points from the last nine games and it would be great to keep the run going,” said Carroll.
The 25-year-old has scored just two goals in 10 appearances this season, but his contribution has been immense all over the pitch.