Carroll admits unhappiness at Liverpool substitute role

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has revealed he was unhappy at being used as a substitute by manager Kenny Dalglish, feeling he was not given a chance to make an impact when brought off the bench, the Independent has reported.

Carroll said: “I am confident in myself that I will score goals and put myself about. I cannot really do that if I am on the bench and coming on in the last 10 minutes of games.The Independent notes that off Carroll’s 31 appearances for Liverpool this season, almost half – 14 – have come as a substitute.

The former Newcastle United striker started and scored late winning goals in both of Liverpool’s last two games, a dramatic 3-2 away win over Blackburn Rovers and the FA Cup semi-final Merseyside derby clash with Everton at Wembley. The Toffees talk a first-half lead after a defensive mix-up between Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger but after Luis Suarez pounced on Sylvain Distin’s misplaced back pass, Carroll headed home the winning goal with three minutes of normal time remaining from a Craig Bellamy free-kick. Carroll has now scored eight goals for Liverpool this season.

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