Enrique tips Carroll to shine
Jose Enrique has no doubt Andy Carroll will reproduce the form that made Liverpool buy him for a record-breaking fee.
By Soriebah Kajue
Last Updated: 26/09/11 4:42pm
Jose Enrique has no doubt Andy Carroll will reproduce the form that made Liverpool buy him for a record-breaking transfer fee.
The 22-year-old joined the Merseyside club for £35million in January from Newcastle, but a combination of injuries and a loss of form have contributed to his indifferent start at Anfield.
In contrast Luis Suarez, who along with Carroll forms the apex of Kenny Dalglish's attack, has been in scintillating form since joining the club.
On Saturday against Wolves the Uruguay international again made the difference with a goal in an impressive all-round display, while the England international saw his header rebound off a post and wasted another opportunity.
Enrique, however, is of the opinion that it's just a matter of time before Carroll is back to his marauding best.
"Everyone knows Luis is one of the best strikers in the world but he is still young and has a lot to learn," said Enrique, who played alongside the striker at Newcastle.
"I think they (Suarez and Carroll) complement each other well. Andy was unlucky not to score. Maybe he tried too many tricks with the chance at the end but I think he will score next time."
Liverpool will make the short trip across Stanley Park on Saturday to face Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season.
The England international is yet to open his Premier League account this term but a goal against his team's longest and most fierce rivals could catapult him into Liverpool folklore.
"Against Everton would be the perfect game for him to score," added Enrique.
"The derby is a massive game bit it is just three points and we have to get points now if we want a position in the Champions League.
"We have to win these games - especially before the international break."