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Goalscoring Legend Delighted For Carroll

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LIVERPOOL goalscoring legend and all-time Anfield hero has spoken of his delight for Andy Carroll after watching the Reds clash with Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night.

The Welsh hitman, who scored 346 goals in 660 appearances for Liverpool, in a career spanning sixteen years, including the winner in the 1989 F.A. Cup Final against Everton, took in the match whilst visiting to the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on official LFC business.

Rush, who watched the Reds surrender a two goal advantage after being reduced to ten men, and concede two penalties, was delighted by Carroll’s 91st minute winner, and believes that the manner of the goal will give the 6ft 3in striker great confidence going into the semi-final clash with the Toffees, this weekend. Speaking to LFC TV, he said:

“It’s great to see Andy Carroll back on the scoresheet because that will give him a tremendous amount of confidence, he had a good game on Tuesday and he won a lot in the air. When we went down to 10 men, he did a lot by himself up front. He put a lot of hard work in and he got his just rewards in the end. It was quite a powerful header.”

Rush was also impressed by the resilience shown by the Reds after losing their goalkeeper so early on in proceedings:

“What I liked about it was how hard the lads worked. It was always going to be difficult with 10 men but they put the effort into it and they got their rewards.”

The former Anfield great went on to give third choice keeper, Brad Jones, his backing for the big match, and is looking forward to Saturday’s clash, adding:

“Brad hasn’t played for a long time but he made a couple of good saves and I think he should be looking forward to playing in the semi-final.”

 “I’m looking forward to it. Everton will be confident but just looking at the way the Liverpool lads worked on Tuesday night, I think it’s going to be an absolutely fantastic game. It’ll be great for Merseyside and let’s just hope we get the result.”

In other news, Liverpool have recalled on-loan goalkeeper Peter Gulasci from Hull City. The Hungarian will act as cover for Brad Jones, who will start at Wembley against Everton on Saturday, following the suspensions of Pepe Reina and Alexander Doni.
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  • To me Rush will always be Liverpool’s greatest ever striker so he knows what he’s talking about. Rush himself didn’t have a good first season at Liverpool when he signed from Chester City so I’ve a hunch Carroll will do the same.

  • In doing the same I mean Carroll will come good next. Just thought I better clarify that one.

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