Andy Carroll hopes he can become a regular starter in the West Ham United team after completing a season-long loan switch from Liverpool to Upton Park.
The 23-year-old England international worked under current Hammers boss Sam Allardyce at Newcastle United and is keen to kick-start his career after enduring a barren time at Anfield following his £35million switch from Tyneside in January 2011.
Carroll had been reluctant to leave Liverpool but was finally persuaded to exit Merseyside when Reds boss Brendan Rodgers told him that he was not in his first-team plans.
“It’s great to be here at West Ham and all signed up – I just can’t wait to get started now,” Carroll said. “I want to be playing games and obviously hoping to score some goals. I know the manager well and some of the lads, so it is nice for me to come to a place where I know people.”
West Ham are currently 9/4 with bookmaker to be relegated this season while Liverpool are 11/4 to finish in the top four of the Premier League.