Carroll To Help Shoot Toon Into Europe?
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2012
As we all know, a win for Everton at the weekend gives them a Europa League spot. So like it or not ... Andy Carroll could be a saviour for Toon supporters.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists he has no worries about Saturday's FA Cup semi-final despite having to field third-choice goalkeeper Brad Jones.
The Australia international made his unexpected Premier League debut for Liverpool, after just two appearances in the Carling Cup and Europa League, after Alexander Doni was sent off in the 3-2 win at Blackburn.
Jones had a mixed night as he saved Ayegbeni Yakubu's penalty with his first touch but was then at fault for conceding the spot-kick from which the Nigerian equalised with his second goal of the night.
With Doni and Jose Reina suspended for the weekend's clash against Everton, Jones has suddenly become a pivotal figure having not featured at all under Dalglish, with his last appearance coming in December 2010.
Kenny Dalglish: "We don't have a problem going in with any players, no problem whatsoever.
"It was a great first contribution in the Premier League to save a penalty, I am sure he will remember that.
"I think Andy Carroll did well, and he is very confident and got what he deserved.
"He worked really hard and scored a fantastic header - I don't think confidence is a problem.
"The victory will do everyone the world of good. We've not had the best of results recently and that gives everyone a lift.
"It is always that much more enjoyable when you win a game with 10 men.
"They deserve a bit of enjoyment, everyone at the club.
"And we have two other players - Glen and Daniel Agger - who came through the game and that will have done them the world of good and we need to assess them and see if they are to be considered for the squad for Saturday."