Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has said that he is extremely nervous about the prospect of playing at the Sports Direct Arena for the first time since his £ 35 million move to Anfield more than a year ago. Andy Carroll was a fan favourite at Newcastle United. However, he had the displeasure of the fans after sealing his £ 35 million move, which made him the record British transfer. He has struggled to adapt with the tactics at Liverpool, as he has scored just eight goals in more than a year. In this season alone, he has scored only three goals in 25 appearances for the club.
Liverpool will be taking on Newcastle United on Sunday, which is a crunch game for both clubs. Newcastle are close to cementing their place in the top six of the Premier league. They currently have an eight point advantage over Liverpool in the seventh position. If they manage to hold out Liverpool on Sunday, then they will have a real opportunity to finish in the top six – which would have been unimaginable when they were relegated to the Championship a few seasons ago. Carroll also said that he is not sure about the reception he will get when he steps out onto the pitch.
“I don’t usually get nervous but this might be a bit different. All of my family and friends will be there but they’re so big on football that I’m not sure who they’ll be supporting. It’s great to see Newcastle doing so well. Obviously I support them, was brought up there and was lucky enough to play for them. They will always mean something,” Carroll told The Telegraph just ahead of the match. Andy Carroll has already lifted the Carling cup with Liverpool and is hoping for more trophies in his time at Anfield.