Andy Carroll FA Cup goal worth £35 million according to Liverpool team-mate
Andy Carroll wears that £35 million price tag like an albatross around his neck, with the former Newcastle striker having failed to justify that transfer fee ever since switching from Tyneside to Merseyside last season.
April 15th, 2012
However, it has been arguably Carroll’s best week in a Liverpool shirt after scoring the winning goal at the end of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Everton just four days after heading home the winner for the Reds at Ewood Park.
Jamie Carragher was certainly a relieved man at the final whistle after the mix-up which allowed Nikica Jelavic to give Everton a first-half lead and he paid tribute to Carroll.
“For me, that goal alone was worth £35m,” Carragher said. “The mix-up for the Everton goal was just one of those things, but I was partly to blame so when Andy scored at the end the main feeling was just relief. I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if we had lost 1-0 because of my mistake.
“We didn’t start the game all that well but we showed we have not lost the ability to come back. I don’t think too many other teams would have been able to do that. David Moyes said the whole country wanted an Everton win, but I think he forgot that we have special fans who will always get behind us and believe.”
Carroll said “I had a few chances, I should probably have scored earlier. I have had my critics this season but I have always believed in myself and now I’ve got my chance in the side I have two goals in two games.”