Kenny Dalglish happy with Andy Carroll’s progress at Liverpool – EPL News

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Kenny Dalglish happy with Andy Carroll’s progress at Liverpool – EPL News

Liverpool boss, Kenny Dalglish has defended the Reds’ under-fire striker, Andy Carroll, after the English international was again criticised for his low-level performances for the Merseyside club. The Reds boss has stated that the club is happy with the 22-year-old’s contribution and has backed the striker to further improve his game.

Carroll became the most expensive British player when Liverpool signed him for £35 million from Newcastle United to replace Fernando Torres, who joined Chelsea for a reported £50m on the last day of the 2011 winter transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who hugely impressed during his first six months in the Premier League with Newcastle United, failed to replicate his goal-scoring form at the Merseyside club.

Carroll had a total different start to the life at Liverpool when compared to his impact at Newcastle United. The English international was injured when he joined the Anfield club.

The former Magpies’ striker made his first start for Liverpool after two months, however, Carroll’s appearances were very limited in the last season due to injury problems. The 22-year-old featured in 9 matches for the Reds, scoring 2 goals in all competitions.

Carroll regained his full fitness before the start of the current campaign and has become a vital member of Kenny Dalglish’s squad. However, the 22-year-old has yet to cement his place in Liverpool’s starting eleven.

 The English international has scored only two goals in the Premier League in 9 appearances and has been recently criticized for his below-par performances in the final third.

However, Dalglish has asserted that he is happy with Carroll’s progress while backing the striker to prove his doubters wrong by notching more goals.

The Reds’ manager said in an interview:

"The price we paid for Andy seems to be a problem for some people, but not us. We are looking at it from the point of view that he cost us minus £15m. That’s a good ­argument against people who say he’s replaced a £50m ­striker. We don’t look at anyone’s price-tag. If someone comes here for nothing we don’t see them as being better than someone who cost us £20m and vice-versa.”

Dalglish has asserted that the price-tag is irrelevant for determining any player’s performance and added, "If you can pass the ball, score goals and play well then we are happy. Money is irrelevant. We are absolutely delighted with Andy Carroll."



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