The Geordie born strike will be hoping to face his former teammates for the first time since his £35million move from St James’ Park to Anfield in January, but is struggling with a knee problem.
Carroll missed Liverpool’s emphatic 5-0 victory over Birmingham City, whilst Reds boss Kenny Dalglish says no risks will be taken – even for the sentiments that Sunday’s game entails.
“It’s only Thursday and there’s a few days to go yet,” said Dalglish.
“I don’t think nature knows it is Newcastle so if he’s not fit, he’s not fit. For Andy it is a poignant game but if he’s not fit we can’t do anything about that.”
Liverpool vs Newcastle Utd gets underway at 12noon this Sunday, 1st May.