Sam Allardyce has praised the signing of Andy Carroll on a season-long loan from Liverpool and believes West Ham will benefit hugely this season from the striker’s presence. The England international was frozen out of the scene at Anfield and moved to Upton Park on transfer deadline day in the summer window.
Carroll suffered a hamstring injury on his debut and has been out of action for a few weeks, but returned before the international break and looked back to the player he was before the move to Liverpool. West Ham, in Allardyce’s eyes, have pulled off a major coup to sign the 23 year old and is looking forward to working closely with Carroll now he has returned from injury.
The Hammers travel to Southampton this weekend and Carroll is expected to lead the line, having not been involved in the international frame for England’s two World Cup qualifiers against Poland and San Marino. Liverpool are short of strikers, but Carroll looks set to stay at West Ham, something which Allardyce has welcomed with open arms.
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