February 22, 2024

Player who cost £35 million says, “I hope I fail the medical.”


Andy Carroll has now spoken out about his high-profile transfer to Liverpool in January 2011.

After selling Fernando Torres to Chelsea during that transfer window, the Reds acquired both the Englishman and Luis Suarez. Despite becoming a sensation, the Uruguay icon had a challenging time at Anfield.

The Liverpool Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll claims that joining Liverpool was never his goal.

After losing Fernando Torres 12 years ago, Liverpool was in severe need of attacking reinforcements, and Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll were their main objectives.

Both players were acquired by the Reds in transactions, with Carroll going for a staggering £35 million (BBC).

The 22-year-old Englishman was a promising young player, but his tenure at Liverpool turned out to be a complete disaster. In 58 games for the club, he managed just 11 goals, and he was gradually let go.

Carroll has shared his thoughts on his move to Merseyside while playing for French second-division team Amiens. He has admitted that he never intended to play for the Reds and that he actually planned to fail the physical.

According to him, I actually intended to stay, but after Liverpool made this great offer on the final day of the transfer window, I suddenly found myself in a helicopter for no apparent reason.

I recall thinking, “I hope I fail the medical exam,” while I was getting hurt. Then, to be quite honest, I believe this transfer was a wise decision in hindsight. since it forced me to step outside of my comfort zone.

The Liverpool Andy Carroll


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Accidents ended his career.


Andy Carroll possessed all the qualities necessary to succeed in the Premier League.

The now-34-year-old showed genuine promise when he rose through Newcastle’s levels and assisted them in getting promoted; this is what persuaded the Reds to sign him.

But he sustained injury after injury, which led to the demise of his career. Since making his senior debut, he has missed more than 250 games as a result of fitness difficulties.

Carroll has appeared five times this year for Amiens. He hasn’t yet signed up for the French team, but perhaps he will do so soon so that he may enjoy a season free of injuries.


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