Liverpool striker Andy Carroll feels he will only be able to live up to his massive billing if he is afforded more game time
The 23-year-old’s move to the Reds from Newcastle in 2011 set a new record transfer fee for a British player, but he has made the starting XI just 22 times in 38 Premier League matches since then.
However, the £35million man has started the last two games, against Blackburn in the league and Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals, scoring the winner in both of those matches.
“I am confident in myself that, if I am playing games, I will score goals and put myself about,” said Carroll.
“I cannot really do that if I am on the bench and coming on in the last 10 minutes of games.
“What I want is to start games and put myself about like I know I can. When I haven’t been playing, you get low on confidence.”
Carroll will again be hoping to get the nod from the start when the Merseysiders host West Brom at Anfield on Sunday.