Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is happy for Andy Carroll to have some nerves about returning to Newcastle this weekend.

The club's £35million record signing has faced his former club twice since leaving in January last year but both have been at Anfield and both ended in comfortable victories. However, coming up against the Magpies in the north east at a ground where Carroll very quickly established himself as a hero to thousands of Geordies is a different prospect.

"It's not a bad thing, is it? If you weren't nervous you'd have a bit of a problem," said the Scot. "In my case it was always best to be nervous rather than totally laid back."

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