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Full Name: Andrew Thomas Carroll
Born:6th January 1989 in Gateshead
Bought: 31st January 2011 from Newcastle United
Transfer Fee: £35,000,000
Sold: 22nd June 2013 to West Ham
Fee Received: £15,000,000
All LFC Appearances: 56 LFC Goals: 11
Career Appearances: 159 Career Goals:45
England Appearances: 9 Goals: 2
Previous Clubs: Newcastle United, Preston North End (loan)
Andy Carroll Profile
Following Fernando Torres' transfer request at the end of the January 2011 transfer window, Liverpool left it to the final day to approach Newcastle United to bring the 6ft 3in Carroll to Anfield.
Spurs had seen a £25M bid rejected, Liverpool had a few bids rejected before agreeing a £35M fee. There was some discussion at the time as to whether Newcastle had asked Andy Carroll to hand in a transfer request or not.
The player arrived at Melwood for a medical before being announced as the new Liverpool number 9 about an hour before the window closed. This signing ensured that Torres was allowed to leave for £50M.
Carroll made his first team debut for Newcastle United aged 17 years and 300 days in a UEFA Cup tie against Palermo when he came on as substitute.
In the summer of 2007, aged 18 and a half he spent 6 months on loan at Preston North End.
He returned to Newcastle in 2008-09 and scored in his first full start at St James Park against West Ham. He made 14 appearances in the Premier League that season.
With Newcastle's relegation, he was promoted to first choice striker. In all competitions he scored 19 goals in 42 appearances as Newcastle easily won the Championship to return to the Premier League.
In the first half of the Premier League campaign before joining Liverpool he scored 11 times in 19 Premier League appearances.
Off the field Carroll has an interesting history. An alleged fight in a nightclub and a training ground incident with Steven Taylor.
The player was out injured when he arrived at Liverpool with a minor thigh injury. At his unveiling Kenny Dalglish agreed it would be a 'few weeks' before his debut arrived.
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