Sunday, 11th May, 2014

West Ham striker Andy Carroll insists he will be doing all he can to help former club Liverpool win the Premier League title today, while declaring a genuine hope that Steven Gerrard holds the trophy aloft.

Carroll joined Liverpool in January 2011 from Newcastle United, costing the Reds a club-record transfer fee of £35m and arriving at the same time as Luis Suarez.

However, when Brendan Rodgers took charge of the Reds in the summer of 2012, Carroll was shipped out, initially joining West Ham on loan and then converting that into a permanent switch last summer.

However, the West Ham striker still has fond memories of Liverpool and will bid to help his side beat Manchester City today, knowing that doing so would open the door for the Reds to win the title if they can defeat Newcastle.


"I am hoping that Liverpool win the league and I will do my best to score at the Etihad", he told Liverpool's site.

"I have still got a lot of friends at the club and the lads were brilliant when I was up there.

"To be honest, I think that Stevie Gerrard deserves to win the league. He has been there so long and the football they have played, they definitely deserve it.

"They are great fans and even when they were not winning the league or challenging up there, they were still fantastic. They stuck by the team and that is where they are now."

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