Carroll: Goals will come

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is confident his partnership with Luis Suarez will soon begin paying rich dividends.The pair, who came together at Anfield on the last day of the January transfer window, have started together in Liverpool’s last two games and Carroll believes the more they play together, the more effective they will become.

“In training we’ve been on the same team and working hard together,” Carroll told Liverpool’s official website.

“We’ve played a couple of games together now which has been promising, so I am looking forward to it.”

“As you can see, Luis is fast, can get around people and has fast feet, and he has shown he can finish. As we continue to train together, he’ll get to know my movements as much as I will know his.”

Carroll, who had to wait until March to make his Liverpool debut as he overcame a thigh strain, is still waiting for his first goal in Red, and cannot wait to find the back of the net for his new club.

“I’m positive we can score lots of goals for the club. I’m hoping it will be any time now that I will get a goal, and he (Suarez) will probably give me the assist,” he said.

“The reception I got before I even touched the ball was great and when I got on, the reaction I got from the fans sounded like I’d already scored a goal.”

“It’s great to be here. The lads are fantastic, I get on well with all of them, and the fans are great as well. I’m just getting myself back to fitness now, so it’s all good.”

Carroll is looking forward to the visit of Manchester City to Anfield on Monday as the side looks to press their claim for fifth place and a Europa League berth next season – and to forget Saturday’s 2-1 loss at West Brom.

“Everyone has been lively in training. We’re looking forward to the next game against City now and putting West Brom behind us,” Carroll said.

“They’ve got great players all-round, and they’ve got some England boys in there that I was away with last week.”

“But if we stick together like we can do, we can go out there and beat them.”

“All of the lads are still confident we can get into fifth and get there (Europe). We just need a slip up to go for us and to keep working hard and getting three points week in, week out.”