I’m finally finding my form at Liverpool, declares Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll believes he is starting to show his best form since moving to Liverpool as the Reds prepare for the Carling Cup final
Andy Carroll believes he is finally hitting top form at Liverpool – and just in time for the Carling Cup final on Sunday.
The 23-year-old has endured a difficult start to his Reds career since moving from Newcastle United last January, scoring just eight times in 40 appearances.
But the England striker has recently shown signs of improvement and netted Liverpool’s third goal before setting up Luis Suárez during their 6-1 victory over Brighton in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.
“I feel like I am doing well and have just started to get going,” Carroll told Liverpool’s website. “I am scoring goals and I feel like I am doing well in games now. It’s all starting to come together for me.
“This is the best I’ve felt since I have been here, without a doubt. I feel fit and confident and I think it is showing in my performances.
“I’m getting around the pitch more and getting involved. I think it shows that I am happier and more confident.”
Liverpool face Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final and Carroll is hopeful Reds boss Kenny Dalglish will hand the striker a starting spot at Wembley.
“It’s a massive game on Sunday and all the lads are looking forward to it,” he added.
“We have got such a good squad, anyone could come in and play. You have just got to work hard in training and the manager will pick the team.
“I’ve never been to a cup final before so it’s a great feeling to get there and I’m just hoping we can win it now. We have been playing well the last couple of weeks and starting to put the performances in.”
Carroll is confident he can finally develop a productive relationship with his strike partner Suárez, after the former Magpies forward set up the Uruguayan for the sixth goal against Brighton.
“It was great that we both scored,” he said. “For me it was nice to get one in front of the Kop. It was a great ball from Stevie. He picked me out and all I had to do was put it in the back of the net.
“At the end I just thought it was important to set Luis up. It was a great ball by Jose Enrique and Luis was probably in a better place than me. He was there and he just nodded it home.
“I thought the whole team played well, we gelled together and passed it well. We got the goals that we have been lacking.”