Kenny baffled by Carroll fuss
The £35million striker continues to search for his first
Premier League goal of the season. Carroll is yet to score in five
league appearances so far this season, although he was on target
for the Reds in the Carling Cup second-round victory at Exeter.
England manager Fabio Capello again warned Carroll about his
lifestyle earlier this month – but Dalglish appears frustrated by
the continued focus on the former Newcastle man, who he is
convinced will prove to be a valuable long-term asset to Liverpool.
Quoted in several national newspapers on Saturday morning, Dalglish
said: “I don’t understand the obsession. There are other players
who haven’t played either. I think people are obsessed with Andy
Carroll. “He’s learning, but I’m an old guy and I’m still learning.
I don’t understand the paranoia with Andy. People talk about him
like they know him. They don’t know him. They talk about his
lifestyle – what lifestyle? Everybody is obsessed with Andy
Carroll. “We’ll always look after him and I’m sure he’ll look after
us. We’ve spoken in the past about Andy being one for the future,
not just the short term, but it’s immediate for everyone. “Some of
them that aren’t as fortunate as he is, their future might not be
as long as Andy Carroll’s.”