Andy Carroll thanks Liverpool fans

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has thanked the club’s fans for backing him after scoring against Everton at the weekend, and is keen to start hitting the back of the net on a more regular basis.

The England international got off the mark for the season as he bagged one of Liverpool’s two goals in a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, and has thanked those around him for their support.

“The goal is for everyone really, Kenny [Dalglish], the others lads and the fans. Everyone who has stood by me,” he told the Liverpool Daily Post.

“It is a great feeling but it doesn’t really matter who scores the goals as long we get the three points and I thought it was great we did it here.

“The dressing room was just buzzing afterwards. Everyone was over the moon. This is by far the highlight of my time here, easily.

“Scoring against Everton and beating them at their place is special but you have got to keep it going.

“We’ve got Man United next game and I’ve got to make sure that I keep doing well week in and week out now,” he concluded.

Carroll is in the England squad to face Montenegro in Podgorica on Friday, and will compete for a starting spot with Darren Bent, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Bobby Zamora.

By Gareth McKnight