Carroll - His First Interview: 'I Had To Join Liverpool'!
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Tuesday, 1st February 2011
Andy Carroll has given his first interview as a Liverpool player.
Andy Carroll: "It's just a great feeling. Liverpool is a massive club and it's nice to be wanted by a club like this, never mind turning up and being here with everyone around.
"When I knew it was real and that there was a chance for me to come here I knew it was a great opportunity and I had to take it.
"It's a great feeling. The No.9 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 want to score goals, set up goals and carry on playing football
"Working with Kenny Dalglish is really exciting. He's a great man, a great manager and I'm looking forward to getting started. He has told me to settle myself in, get fit and get ready to start playing.
"I have spoken to Kevin Nolan. He is over the moon, really delighted for me. He said it's a big chance for me to go out there and show what I can do with Liverpool, and that's what I'm going to do.
"Liverpool is a big club which is going places and this is a chance to show what I can do. What I did at Newcastle has got me here and now I have to carry it on with Liverpool.
"I can't wait (for my Liverpool debut). I just need to get myself fit and then look forward to my debut. I'm just working in the gym at the moment and hopefully will start running soon. I just want to get started.
"Everyone has put their faith in me and it's nice to have come to a club that has welcomed me like this.
"My message to Liverpool fans today?
"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."
... AND AS IF THINGS COULDN'T GET WORSE ... TOON FANS CANNOT EVEN BURN HIS SHIRT!