New £35million striker Andy Carroll could make his debut against West Ham this Sunday, coming back earlier than expected from a thigh injury.
The former Newcastle frontman has yet to make his debut for Liverpool, following his big money move from St James’ Park on transfer deadline day (January 31st).
He had been expected to make his debut in Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Manchester Utd at Anfield on March 6th, but is making fast progress and could feature this weekend.
Carroll flew out with the squad and continued training when the Reds went to Prague last week for their goalless draw with Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
“The fans will really relate to him once he gets fit and starts to play for us,” Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish said after the trip. “Going to Prague was just so he could continue his rehabilitation. We just wanted to get Andy in amongst the boys so he will recognise a couple of faces.”
Liverpool take on West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday, 27th February at 1.30pm.
Bizarrely, Dalglish and Carroll were spotted together at the Liverpool Echo Arena last night watching 90’s boyband Boyzone. We’re as baffled as you are.