For Liverpool supporters, January wasn’t only about transfers. January was about Luis Suarez as well.
The Uruguayan missed the entire month due to his eight-match ban, making it the perfect time for Andy Carroll to prove his transfer worth.
He didn’t grab the opportunity with both hands.
In fact, he came under much more scrutiny for failing to live up to expectations. The pressure just kept on piling until the lad found himself on the bench again.
But he has shown remarkable improvement to his approach play in the past week. His ability to deflect a header onto a strike partner’s path has gone down well with the supporters and the coaching staff.
Carroll’s performance against Wolves was encouraging. He got himself a goal to show against a Wolves side that was under-performing massively.
This doesn’t mean that Carroll is back. What it means is he is a confident boy again.
He believes he can do the job and it is only fair if we can place a little more trust in the big striker.