Carroll eyes trophys at Anfield
Published : 01 Feb 2011 20:00:04
Andy Carroll has set his sights on firing Liverpool to silverware, after the England forward became their record signing on Monday. The Reds paid Newcastle United around £35million for his services on a hectic transfer deadline day, briefly making him the most expensive player in Premier League history. He lost that title minutes later when Fernando Torres left Anfield to move to Chelsea for £50m, but the Geordie was confident of emulating his goalscoring success. "Goals have always been in my game so I'm very confident I can score for Liverpool,'" he said. "It's a great feeling. The number nine is a big number and the one I wanted. To get it at Liverpool is a great feeling. I want to go out there and play the football that has brought me here. I'll bring as much as I can to the team - I'll score goals, create chances, hold up the ball and just try my best really. "They have spent a lot of money on getting me here and I just want to repay them for what they have spent. I'll do my best and think I can do it. I want to win trophies with this club and help push us forward.'' Carroll claimed he was urged to leave Newcastle by the club's hierachy, who urged him to hand in a transfer request. "Managing director] Derek [Llambias] asked me to hand in a transfer request, so I was pushed into a corner and had no choice. I wasn't wanted by them and they made it clear they wanted the money," he told the Evening Chronicle. "Then I flew down in [owner Mike Ashley's] helicopter. I didn't want to leave. I'm gutted that I wasn't wanted at my home team after everything I have done and the progress I have made. "I didn't want to leave at all. Make sure they know I didn't want to leave. The players, staff and fans were fantastic."