West Ham star knew Liverpool would be in title race

West Ham striker Andy Carroll says that he saw former club Liverpool as Premier League title contenders from the very start of the season.

The Reds are shock candidates to claim English football’s top prize this season and currently lead the table with just six games to go.

Should they manage to hold off the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, Liverpool would claim their first ever Premier League title, with their last top tier win coming 24 years ago before the division was restructured.

Although few predicted that Brendan Rodgers’ men would be in the reckoning, Carroll – who joined the club in 2011 in a record £35m switch – insists that he always saw them as capable of coming out on top:

“You know, I said from the beginning of the season that I thought they had a great chance of winning the league. I said that from the beginning! The very start! I said to all the lads that they would win it.” He told The Mirror.

“All of them were ifing and butting, but I turned around and said it. They will back me up. From the beginning. I just had a feeling.

“They signed Sturridge who’s a great player as well, and having played with Suarez and knowing what’s he like, having those two together, the way they connect together, they are unbelievable. They look unbeatable.”

Carroll will face his former club tomorrow for the first time since completing his permanent move to West Ham last year.

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