Newcastle forward Andy Carroll is set to be ruled out of their clash with Liverpool at Anfield this weekend.
Carroll has been struggling with an ankle injury so far this season and was earmarked to return against Liverpool, but is now poised to watch on from the stands according to Craig Hope of the Daily Mail.
Twitter: Andy Carroll set to miss Saturday’s return to Liverpool – fixture originally pencilled in for return – as he contin… https://t.co/Io0W52RVXB (@CraigHope_DM)
These Newcastle fans reacted to the news…
Twitter: 2 weeks time: Carroll “hopeful of return before Xmas”
November: Carroll earmarks New Year bow
March 2020: Carroll l… https://t.co/Yr48iNxmud (@1HowardWalker)
Milburn up top?
Twitter: @CraigHope_DM I’d have been less surprised to see Jackie Milburn start up front in that game than Andy Carroll. (@jamesalandixon)
Twitter: @CraigHope_DM Crocked (@WillMatthews87)
Twitter: @CraigHope_DM I’m stunned by this news ? (@wuds100)
Twitter: @CraigHope_DM I’m shocked by this ? (@RosesMacca)
Twitter: @CraigHope_DM @Joeeeeeee_96 Same old same old……???? (@dayvid58)
READ NEWCASTLE VERDICT
Newcastle knew what they were getting when they brought Carroll to the club on a free transfer in the summer.
He left West Ham after being plagued by injuries throughout his time in London, so it was never going to be any different when he rocked up on Tyneside last month.
Steve Bruce will just be hoping that he can turn in some impressive performances when he is fit and score some vital goals to help Newcastle avoid relegation down to the Championship this season.
When fit, Carroll has proven that he can score goals in the Premier League, with West Ham, Newcastle and – to an extent – Liverpool. It’s just about managing his fitness and his game time.