While Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says Andy Carroll still has some time to prove his fitness to face his home town club, Newcastle, on Sunday, his previous injury record suggests he will not make it.
Andy Carroll – unlikely to make it on Sunday
Andy was never a quick healer, and indeed he’s been out injured for most of his time at the Liverpool club, since he signed on the last day of the January transfer window for £35M.
We think at best, big Andy will start on the bench in the game on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.
While Carroll will be keen to play against his former team-mates, the last thing we would want is for the striker to score against us – because that would be make things even worse than they already are, after Andy left his home town club for richer pastures on Merseyside.
And Dalglish will likely want to start the same side that demolished a terrible looking Birmingham side 5-0 last weekend.
This is what Kenny said today:
“It’s only Thursday and there’s a few days to go yet.” “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.”
We hope Carroll doesn’t play at all against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, but whether the Gateshead born striker plays or not, it will be a difficult game for our boys on Sunday.
We don’t expect too much from the game.