Liverpool record signing Andy Carroll could be in line to make his debut for the club against West Ham this weekend.
The striker, a £35 million signing from Newcastle on transfer deadline day, has been sidelined since December when he suffered a thigh injury.
Carroll’s rehabilitation has been going well and it’s been reported by The Mirror that he may “have an outside chance” of making the substitutes’ bench on Sunday.
He travelled to the Czech Republic with the squad for last week’s Europa Cup tie against Sparta Prague but wasn’t fit enough to make the final squad.
News of Carroll’s improvement will put a smile on the face of Liverpool fans desperate to see the 6ft 4 Geordie link up with Uruguayan new boy Luis Suarez.
It’s likely the former Newcastle man will be in contention to make his first start for Liverpool on March 6 – at home to bitter rivals Manchester United.
It may be best to save him for the Man Hoof match the following week.