Liverpool star signing Andy Carroll gets a lot of comparisons to past no. 9 players, but the 22 year old is aiming to be even better than the great strikers who have worn the famous number before him.
“There's more to me than [being a striker]," Carroll said in FourFourTwo magazine.
"I'd like to think I create a lot of goals and chances. I work hard, I'm not selfish in front of goal, and if someone is in a better position I'm happy to pass."
Football has been a big part of Carroll's life since a very young age, and the wonderkid said his father was a big influence in his love for the game.
"I remember when I was younger, my dad would never forget to throw the ball up and make me head it before training.
"Every day I would drag him out with a ball as soon as he came home from work. My parents have never forced me into anything but they've given me everything I wanted and needed," the £35 million man said.
Despite making a move across the country to join Liverpool, Carroll says he feels at home at Anfield already.
"I've got a place and I'm settling in well. A lot of my friends at Newcastle - Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Ryan Taylor - are Scousers and all their families and friends were always up at Newcastle so they became my mates. It's just like being at home.
"There are lots of similarities between the cities and they're both passionate about their teams."
Carroll’s goal at Liverpool is simple: the striker just wants to win, and bring the history rich club back to it’s glory days.
"I think I can help Liverpool win things," he said.
"I don't know what we can achieve this season; I'm just concentrating on getting in the team.”
"Where do I see myself in five years' time? Hopefully playing for England and winning things at Liverpool."
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