Andy Carroll: Liverpool’s next number 9?

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Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is reportedly on his way to Liverpool to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical ahead of a spectacular £35 million move to Anfield.

It’s highly likely the 21-year-old will be replacing Fernando Torres as the club’s new number 9 if the Spaniard moves to Chelsea.

While young and relatively inexperienced, the bullish Carroll has gone some way to filling the large boots left by Newcastle’s legendary number 9, Alan Shearer, by banging in 11 goals in his first full Premier League season.

At £35 million, the deal stands to make him the most expensive English footballer of all time, despite having just one international cap to his name.

It will also make him the eighth most expensive player of all time, behind the likes of Ronaldo (£80m), Kaka and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£56m) and, if the deal goes through, Fernando Torres (£50m).

Here’s what the 6ft 4 striker is all about:

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