Andy Carroll, born 6 January 6, 1989, in Gateshead, England, is an English footballer who plays for “Liverpool” and the “England” national team as a striker.
Carroll started his professional career with Newcastle United in 2006. He established himself as a regular in the Newcastle first team by 2008, and following Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League to the Championship in 2009, scored 17 goals in 39 appearances to help Newcastle finish first in the league, earning immediate promotion back to the Premier League in the process.
Carroll signed for Liverpool in 2011 for a fee of £35 million, which represents both Liverpool’s most expensive ever signing, and the highest amount ever paid by one club to another for a British footballer. He was bought to replace leading soccer player Fernando Torres the same year, who moved from Liverpool to Chelsea on the same day for a fee of £50 million, making Carroll the second-most expensive player currently playing for a British club, behind Torres.
Carroll has been referred to as a classic centre forward, owing to his strength, powerful shot, and excellent heading ability.