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With Carroll's game currently centring around, and ending with, his ability in the air, Liverpool need a potential partner for him that can thrive off that sort of partner. Suarez is far too good to be reduced to running onto flicks on and knockdowns and attempting to make him play that way is taking away all the things that make him a great player.
Right now, Suarez and Carroll are not a good pairing, and if the performances of Carroll and Kuyt against Arsenal are anything to go by, that's not a partnership to put much faith in either. Kuyt's game is based on hard-work, running the channels and keeping things short and simple. Like Suarez, Kuyt prefers the ball on the ground and to his feet.
Bellamy on the other hand is very adept at playing off a targetman and snapping up chances from flick ons and knockdowns. His pace and awareness allow him to make the right runs to meet the ball when the big man gets his head to it. I would like to see this pairing, but in operation in games where Dalglish decides to rest Suarez because I think that it can be a success. Being part of a successful partnership, even if it is the second-line pairing, will give Carroll confidence.
Bellamy is also excellent at dropping into wide positions and providing quality crosses, something Carroll needs if he is going to score goals.
As his game develops, in the areas alluded to on the slide No. 3, then Carroll can become a more suitable partner for Suarez and can have a legitimate claim for a starting role as opposed to now where his only claim is the pricetag he carries.
If that partnership does come to fruition, then Carroll is going to have to make another adjustment. At Newcastle, he was the top dog; at Liverpool, he won't be. He's going to have to learn how to be the sidekick rather than the main man. In partnership with his fellow gunslinger Suarez, he will need to learn to be Cole Younger, rather than Jesse James. Doc Holliday or Wyatt Earp. He must learn that even when you're not the main man, you can still be hugely important and forever remembered.
Again, he could look at Chris Sutton in this aspect. Sutton was Norwich's main man; at Blackburn, he played a secondary role to Alan Shearer. Despite it being a secondary role, it was a key role and helped Blackburn win a Premier League title.
Bellamy can lend his experience to this transition as well. At Coventry City, he was the main man; at Newcastle, he played second fiddle to Alan Shearer. At Blackburn, he was the main man; at Liverpool, he played second fiddle to Peter Crouch or Dirk Kuyt. At West Ham, he was the main man; at Manchester City, he played second fiddle to Carlos Tevez.
A big part of accepting the secondary role is controlling your ego. Carroll has displayed, through his lack of effort and "me first" attitude, that he might have a big ego. That's common in most high profile young players and can be addressed with good management, which Carroll will get at Liverpool.
If Carroll can develop his game and be patient in learning the different aspects of football, he can earn his place in the first team. Earning his place is the key. Thus far, he has merely been handed opportunities. He is yet to earn the right to wear the Liverpool jersey. When he has earned that right it will be because he has worked hard and improved his game, and at that point, he can kick on and take things to the next level.
But he will also have to remember to check his ego at the door and remember that Liverpool are going to be Suarez's team for a long time to come, especially when Steven Gerrard calls it a day.