Liverpool’s Andy Carroll thanks Kenny Dalglish for support
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll thanks Kenny Dalglish for sticking by him during a difficult season for the £35m striker
Andy Carroll has thanked Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish for his support during a difficult season for the England striker at Anfield.
The 23-year-old struggled to find consistency this season, managing just nine goals in 45 appearances after sealing his £35m move from Newcastle United to Liverpool in January 2011.
But Carroll’s performances have improved recently, with the forward scoring three goals in his last six games, and he is now an outside contender to be included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2012.
The Liverpool striker paid credit to his boss Dalglish for persevering with the former Magpies throughout the campaign and he is already looking forward to scoring more goals next season.
“Kenny has shown a lot of faith in me,” Carroll said.
“I haven’t had the greatest season but he has stuck by me and defended me and encouraged me a lot.
“I am confident of doing well all the time and I think it is not just the last two games, I think I have played well in a few games.
“I am enjoying it and I think you could see from last night [Tuesday against Chelsea] I have been enjoying my football and training.
“I am just confident every time I step on the pitch and I think it has shown in the last few games. I think I just needed a bit of a run.
“In training I have been doing well and all the lads have been enjoying it now.
“We have all been sticking together and playing well. I can’t wait till next season.”