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The striker sealed a season-long loan move to Upton Park on Thursday evening and will hope to prove to parent club Liverpool that he is worth the £35m they paid for him

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Andy Carroll secured brief respite from a torrid spell at Liverpool by sealing a season-long loan move to West Ham on Thursday evening.

The 23-year-old managed just four goals in 35 league appearances for the Reds last term, a poor return for a man who cost £35 million in January 2011.

Carroll has found it hard to settle in Merseyside, largely due to the weight of expectation that was heaped upon his shoulders following his big-money move.

At former team Newcastle, Carroll was a big hit with the fans as he consistently found the net during the Magpies' Championship winning season in 2009 as well as in the months leading up to his transfer to Liverpool.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce will hope that his latest acquisition's Premier League experience will help a side who were goal shy during their last top flight campaign.

Carroll is set to join forces with former Newcastle team-mate Kevin Nolan and West Ham fans will hope the pair can hit it off once more to keep their side in the top flight.

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