It is fair to say that Andy Carroll’s Liverpool career certainly hasn’t gone the way he or reds fans would have hoped. Monday’s frustrating loss to Fulham again highlighted that although Liverpool do possess a strong squad, something just isn’t quite right up front in the striking department.
Andy Carroll tried to impose himself with his aerial presence throughout the game and perhaps should have scored in the first half when Luis Suarez set up an opportunity for him from a few yards out. The former Newcastle man is clearly struggling at the moment and looks like he needs a real shot of confidence to get his career back on track.
I have to say that at the time we signed Andy Carroll, I was quite pleased to see us signing someone who had bags of potential and seemed destined for a key role in the England squad for years to come. Of course the £35 million spent was ridiculously overpriced but people need to remember that it was only that price due to money received that same day for Fernando Torres.
Carroll’s superb performance against Manchester City last season gave us all a glimpse of how much of a threat the England man could be, and it was hoped that he would push on from there to establish himself as one of the best in the league. Unfortunately, we’re now in December and still waiting for Carroll to prove himself worthy of a place in Liverpool’s first team.
With the January transfer window not too far away now, the transfer gossip stories are again in full flow, with some debating whether Liverpool should invest in another top striker to play alongside Suarez. Of course we would all love to see a top marksman signed to help our goal shy forwards but the question is, where would that leave Andy Carroll?