Carroll promises not to celebrate if he scores for Liverpool at Newcastle

The former Magpies' target man moved to Anfield for £35 million in January 2011 and will make his first return to Tyneside this weekend but will not boast if he finds the net
Andy Carroll has vowed not to celebrate if he scores for Liverpool against his boyhood club Newcastle in their Premier League clash on Sunday.

The target man was the subject of one of the most high-profile English transfers in January 2011 when the Reds signed him for £35 million on deadline day, however, his Anfield career has yet to feature the form that he displayed at Newcastle and he has scored just six goals this season.

Andy Carroll is 7/1 with William Hill to score the first goal when Newcastle host Liverpool
But Carroll told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: “If I scored on Sunday then I wouldn’t celebrate.

“I hope I get a good reception from the fans, they’ll be getting one from me. I thought I did well for the club when I was there and loved it.

“I have some great memories from playing there. I have always had a good relationship with the Newcastle fans and it stems back to playing for them.”

The striker came through the academy at Newcastle before cementing his place in the first team and proving a vital asset as they won the Championship under Chris Hughton in 2009-10.

He was handed the iconic No. 9 shirt and scored 11 Premier League goals before Kenny Dalglish swooped and took him to Merseyside.

“I still love the club and have a lot of friends still at Newcastle,” Carroll added.

“I always want to see them doing well. I want to do well for Liverpool of course. But when I come off the pitch playing for Liverpool, how Newcastle have got on is the first score I look for.

“That will always be the case. I want to see them win because I’m still a fan.”

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