West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has hit out at his former-club, Liverpool, by claiming they never gave him a real chance to show his worth.
The English international left Newcastle United for Merseyside in a whopping £35million-deal back in 2011, but due to poor form and injury issues, Carroll was then sent out on loan to West Ham, who eventually secured his services on a permanent basis a year later for just £15million.
After recovering from a long-term injury that has kept him out for most of the season, Carroll is back fighting fit and is ready to fight for his place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad this Summer, and as he prepares to face his former-club this weekend, he has admitted the regrets he has over his time in Merseyside.
He told Sky Sports on his time at Anfield: “Obviously it wasn’t what I wanted. I went there and I wanted to kick on.
“I had problems with injuries and was playing one game out of three and never really got going. If I did get going, my career at Liverpool, I would still be there now. It didn’t, now I’m here and I’m happy.”
“I never really got the chance and was told to leave. That’s why I ‘m here.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexArticles