Liverpool news – Adam praises Suarez, Carroll confident of progress, Reds target McCourt

Adam praises Suarez.

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam believes that Luis Suarez is a very special talent and is the talk of the Reds dressing room, liverpoolfc.tv reports.

The Uruguayan headed home Adam’s free-kick on 13 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland at Anfield. Suarez’s fitness is not at the best levels yet after a summer at the Copa America, but Adam believes that the club will benefit from Suarez’s brilliance for years to come.

Adam said: “It’s good to see him back, because he’s a top player. Everybody has been talking about how good he is. I think you could see why he is at this club. Like I say, he’s a top player and he took his goal well.”

The Scotsman was disappointed with the draw, but acknowledged that a point was the fairest result. Adam said: “The goal we lost was disappointing. You could say we could have nicked it in the first half, but in the second half, maybe we didn’t do enough.”

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Carroll confident of progress.

Reds striker Andy Carroll has vowed that the club will blossom over the coming weeks and there is plenty of optimism, The Liverpool Echo reports.

The £35m frontman wants to repay the faith shown to him by Reds manager Kenny Dalglish and went some way to doing that with a good performance that nearly brought a goal, but Carroll was adjudged to have pushed Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand before slamming home.

Carroll said: “We created enough chances today to prove that we can all fit in the team together. It is going to take everyone a little while to gel together, but we showed with our passing and movement and in terms of chances that is all there. We will take some positives and now we have got the next game to look forward to.”

Following his switch from Newcastle United in January, Carroll had injury worries when he signed towards the back end of last season. He now has a Liverpool pre-season under his belt and is starting to reap the rewards of being back to full fitness.

Reds target McCourt.

Liverpool are looking into the possibility of making a move for Celtic and Northern Ireland winger Paddy McCourt, according to The Daily Mirror.

The Merseysiders have been monitoring the 27-year-old for some time and could face competition from other Premier League sides who are also interested. McCourt scored a fantastic goal in Northern Ireland’s 4-0 victory over the Faroe Islands last week. McCourt would likely be brought in as an impact player who will come off the bench rather than a regular starter.

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