We’ll miss him! Allardyce rues Carroll absence for Liverpool clash
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says he is frustrated to be with Andy Carroll for the clash against Liverpool on Sunday
Sam Allardyce admits West Ham United will miss Andy Carroll when the Hammers take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
The England international is currently on a season-long loan from the Reds and cannot feature against his parent club on Merseyside.
Carroll scored twice in West Ham’s vital 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion last weekend to help the Hammers move clear of relegation danger.
Liverpool have struggled against powerful front-men this season, with Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku both scoring against the Reds.
And West Ham boss Allardyce conceded he is frustrated to be without the target man.
“Andy looks to be in full flow and good goal-scoring touch, which is what we’ve been waiting for a long time,” said Allardyce.
“It’s frustrating to be without Andy for Sunday and it is for him as well but that’s the way the fixtures have fallen.”
Carroll has scored five goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season after moving to the Hammers on loan last season.