The Liverpool captain has previously claimed that the side were in a better position having replaced Fernando Torres with the two deadline day purchases, and now feels that the pair
Carroll scored his first England goal on Tuesday night against Ghana and Gerrard says he is more than just a big target man.
“One thing that’s important to remember with Andy is that he’s superb on the floor,” Gerrard told talkSPORT.
“I know he is a big target man and sometimes as a team we have to be careful we’re not too guilty of going long too much, we need to keep passing the ball.
“If we are in a difficult game or we are chasing a game we can be more direct but the good thing to have him in our squad and why we’re so happy to have him is because we can mix it up, we can play either way now.
“We can play in behind, we can play long, and with Suarez running off him, it gives us a whole new dimension.
“We believe now that we’ve got the most feared strike force in the league.”
Gerrard has also welcomed Liverpool’s return to form under manager Kenny Dalglish and is hoping he can bring the glory days back to Anfield
“I’m really delighted to have Kenny back,” Gerrard added.
“He’s brought everyone together at the club.
“Our league form since Kenny came in is the best in the league so it’s really positive.
“We’re just going to try and win the rest of our games and try and finish as high as we can.
“The aim for us is to try and sneak back into Europe come the end of the season.
“He is a player’s manager. Players like playing for him because he talks to them, he’s honest with them but if he needs to give a b********* out he will. He’s got both sides to him.
“People talk about him being out of the game for a long time but it doesn’t seem that way.
“The way he’s been since he’s come back, it’s like he’s never been out and it’s really going well."