After firing the Reds into the F.A Cup final, Andy Carroll has grown in confidence and stature at Liverpool and now the former Newcastle United target-man has called on his manager to give him a place in the starting line up
at the club rather than letting him go to waste on the bench...
Andy Carroll has admitted that he needs to start more matches for Liverpool in the English Premier League after firing them into the F.A Cup final against Chelsea by scoring the winning goal against Merseyside rivals, Everton in
the semi-final. Carroll has been under pressure to perform at Liverpool ever since his arrival at the club for 35 million pounds from Newcastle United in the January of 2011.
His form has been inconsistent as Kenny Dalglish has opted to use the striker sparingly from the bench rather than giving him a place in the starting line up at Liverpool. Carroll might be in contention for a place in the England
squad for the European Championships as well but that depends on his form at Liverpool for the remainder of the season and how much first team action he can get under Kenny Dalglish.
Carroll said, "I am confident in myself that, if I am playing games, I will score goals and put myself about. I cannot really do that if I am on the bench and coming on in the last 10 minutes of games. What I want is to start games
and put myself about like I know I can. When I haven't been playing, you get low on confidence."
He added that he has also changed his party lifestyle off the pitch which he was criticized for at Newcastle United. He elaborated, "My past is my past. I changed my lifestyle when I came to Liverpool and settled down. I love it
here. People will say to me 'Oh, you were in the boozer last week' but it is just rumours going round. Now I just laugh it off. To be honest, I don't go out at all. All I do now is sit in the house with my girlfriend, chill out and watch movies."