Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes British record signing Andy Carroll can live up to his £35 million price-tag.
Carroll joined Liverpool in the final closing stages of the January transfer window, and Dalglish believes the striker is destined for success at Anfield.
Questions have been raised in the aftermath of Liverpool smashing the British transfer fee for Carroll, but Dalglish does not have any concerns over the move.
“I would like to reassure Andy that we are more upbeat about Andy coming than I think yourselves are” Dalglish stated.
“Every single question has got negativity in it. We don’t see any reason whatsoever to be negative in any shape or form about Andy signing for Liverpool football club”.
Liverpool also completed the signing of Luis Suarez and Dalglish is also happy to have landed the Dutchman, “It is a great signing for us, as is Luis. It is fantastic for us.”
Carroll is not yet fit to make his debut, but everyone at Liverpool are eagerly anticipating the debut of the England International.
Dalglish spoke of his eagerness to get the striker on the pitch for the Merseyside club.
“We are looking forward to it, really looking forward to getting him fit, up and ready and working and I’m sure he is anxious as well. He has just got to be conscious of the fact that he doesn’t push himself too hard” Dalglish said.
“That is a lot to carry on your shoulders and he showed by what he did at Newcastle that he is capable of doing that. Anybody who can wear that shirt up there and score goals has got a chance”.
Liverpool take on Chelsea this Sunday, with Fernando Torres set to make his debut against his former club.