Speaking before a leaked report that Liverpool had allegedly offered Andy Carroll to Man City in a swap deal for Carlos Tevez, the English forward had spoke how he hoped Saturday’s win over Man United could be a turning point in his Anfield career.
According to The Independent and Guardian newspapers, sources have validated the story that circulated on Sunday that Liverpool had offered Carroll in a swap deal with Tevez.
Although, Liverpool are privately denying the suggestion that the informal approach was made and refused to comment on Sunday.
When asked before the leaked report and after his assist for Dirk Kuyt’s winning goal could “kickstart” his Liverpool career, a year after moving from Newcastle, Carroll said “I thought I did well today but now I’ve just got to keep on going and keep working on it and then it will come. Everyone at the club has [supported me].
“Everyone is backing me and helping me along the way. I love it here. All the lads are great with me in training and, away from the training ground, everyone has been great with me.”
“I’m just here. I’ve signed a contract here and this is the team I’m playing for,” Carroll said.
“The club has been great with me and I’m enjoying it here. Winning in midweek [against Manchester City in the Carling Cup] and getting to the final and then Man U coming here, beating them and getting through, it’s a great feeling.”
Whether Liverpool did or did not approach City over a swap deal seems to be irrelevant given that it is extremely unlikely Tevez would move to Anfield either way.