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Sunday 17 December 2017

Carroll hails partnership with Suarez

LIVERPOOL striker Andy Carroll believes he and Luis Suarez can form a profitable goalscoring partnership for the Anfield side.

The £35million club-record signing provided the assist for the Uruguay international's goal in last weekend's 6-1 FA Cup victory over Brighton, having already scored himself.

And, having put his own fitness problems behind him and seen Suarez complete an eight-match suspension, the 23-year-old (pictured) believes they are now starting to show what they are capable of as a pair.

"I'm getting the games I want, my fitness is up there now, and I'm scoring goals -- it feels good," said the England international.

"I haven't been fit in all of the time I've been here, but training together has shown we can do it (as a partnership), and against Brighton we showed we can score goals up front together.

"We've been training well together so when it comes to a game it's just natural."

EXCITED

Carroll has started nine of the last 13 matches, mainly thanks to the enforced absence of Suarez, but he is under no illusions his place in the side is guaranteed.

"We've got a great team and a great squad, so the manager could put anyone in and anyone will do a job," he added.

Carroll will hope to retain his place for Sunday's Carling Cup final against Championship side Cardiff.

The ex-Newcastle striker has never been to a final at Wembley and admits he is excited.

"I am buzzing and can't wait for it," he added. "All of the lads are the same. It's a cup final at Wembley for Liverpool, so it's great.

"I came here to win medals. Getting to Wembley is great -- now hopefully we can get the win."

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