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I had to Google who Suarez was: Carroll
Carroll and Suarez pose after on deadline day of the winter transfer window in 2011. Photo: Collected

I had to Google who Suarez was: Carroll

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has revealed he had to Google who his team-mates were when he joined Liverpool in 2011, reports BBC.Carroll became the most expensive British footballer of all time when he signed for a club-record £35m.He joined the Reds on deadline day, joining on the same day Luis Suarez completed a move from Ajax. "It's bad because it's Liverpool players, but it's not disrespectful," the 30-year-old told NUFC.co.uk"When I was [in Newcastle], I'd go home, mess about with my mates, play football, go out, whatever, but I'd never watch football, I never knew any players."When I was in the helicopter down to Liverpool, I was like 'I know Stevie G, I know Carragher. Who else?' I just literally didn't watch football, so I didn't know."My agent at the time had to tell me, and I would get it on Google and find out the team."The Magpies forward was signed by then-Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, but failed to live up to his price tag at Anfield, scoring only six goals in 44 league games.The drop in form was a contrast to the 30 goals he scored in his previous two years on Tyneside during which time he also won promotion to the top flight in 2009-10 and had 11 Premier League goals by January in 2010-11 prior to his switch. However, during his initial stint at St James' Park, Carroll became involved in an number of off-pitch incidentsIn 2009, he was accused of smashing a glass in a man's face during a fight in a Newcastle nightclub. He later pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault and w...

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