Carroll - I won't celebrate
Andy Carroll insists he will not celebrate if he scores for Liverpool against his former club Newcastle on his first return to St James' Park.
Last Updated: 31/03/12 10:41am
Andy Carroll insists he will not celebrate if he scores for Liverpool against his former club Newcastle on his first return to St James' Park on Sunday.
The striker departed the North East in a contentious £35million move in January last year, with many Magpies fans unhappy at his departure.
Carroll has struggled to replicate the form he showed for Newcastle during his time at Anfield and has netted just five Premier League goals for his new club.
There have been hints in the past few weeks that he may be regaining a measure of form, and the 23-year-old has pledged to keep any joy under wraps should he find the net this weekend.
"If I scored on Sunday then I wouldn't celebrate," he told The Chronicle. "I hope I get a good reception from the fans, they'll be getting one from me.
"I thought I did well for the club when I was there and loved it. I have some great memories from playing there.
"I have always had a good relationship with the Newcastle fans and it stems back to playing for them."
The Gateshead-born Carroll insists he remains a supporter of the Magpies and is happy to see them doing so well, with Alan Pardew's men currently eight points above the Anfield outfit.
"I still love the club and have a lot of friends still at Newcastle," he added. "I always want to see them doing well.
"I want to do well for Liverpool of course. But when I come off the pitch playing for Liverpool, how Newcastle have got on is the first score I look for.
"That will always be the case. I want to see them win because I'm still a fan."