Andy Carroll has had a hard time of it since arriving at Liverpool for £35 million.
Fans have accused the player of lacking heart and commitment to the team, stories of drinking emerged in the tabloids and transfer rumours of him leaving the club were bandied around throughout the January transfer window.
What is truth in all of the above we might never fully know.
Carroll does seem to have found a little bit of form over the past few games, but that isn't to say he's finally playing his best—or that he's justifying his price tag.
So how can that price tag be justified?
It's not the player's fault that the club paid that fee, so why does the player carry the burden of having to prove he's worth that amount? When you think about it, it doesn't see quite right. But that's football for you.
Here are some ways that Carroll could go about proving his worth.