In the last couple of months there has been a noticeable upturn in the 23-year-old's performances, and for 35 minutes of his substitute appearance in Saturday's FA Cup final defeat and last night's 4-1 demolition of Chelsea he was arguably the Reds' best player.
His goal tally may not have reflected that, with just nine in 45 matches this season, but there are signs Carroll is starting to find the form which persuaded Dalglish to spend a club-record £35million on him.
The Reds boss has stoutly supported and defended the former Newcastle forward and that has been appreciated.
"Kenny has shown a lot of faith in me," said Carroll.
"I haven't had the greatest season but he has stuck by me and defended me and encouraged me a lot.
"I am confident of doing well all the time and I think it is not just the last two games, I think I have played well in a few games.
"I am enjoying it and I think you could see from last night I have been enjoying my football and training.
"I am just confident every time I step on the pitch and I think it has shown in the last few games. I think I just needed a bit of a run.
"In training I have been doing well and all the lads have been enjoying it now.
"We have all been sticking together and playing well.
"I can't wait till next season."
Liverpool fans have been willing Carroll to do well ever since his arrival in January 2011 but, because he has not weighed in with the goals he was expected to and at times looked like he was struggling to fit into the system, he has come in for criticism.
Recently, the 6ft 2in striker has looked more mobile and energetic and has shown a willingness to not only get involved in build-up play but follow it through into threatening positions in the penalty area.
Having given the vastly-experienced John Terry a torrid night at Anfield, he produced the knock-down for Daniel Agger to score the third against Chelsea and also won the late first-half penalty which Stewart Downing drilled against a post.
After the break he received a standing ovation for chasing the ball into the corner to ensure Chelsea earned only a throw-in close to their own byline and the Kop sang his name on regular occasions.
"I thought the fans were great," he said.
"Getting beat at the weekend I didn't know what it was going to be like, but from the minute we kicked off we were fantastic.
"It felt great listening to it but the fans were great with everyone.
"I enjoyed it all from the beginning. The team played well and we got four goals from four different players.
"I didn't get a goal but we got the three points and a great win on the last game of the season at Anfield."
Captain Steven Gerrard has already suggested Carroll has played himself back into the England squad for the European Championships, but the striker is not looking any further ahead than Sunday's trip to Swansea for the conclusion to the league season.
"It would be nice (an England recall) but we have one more game to go and then see what happens at the end of the season," he added.
"If we win at the weekend it will finish on a great note with having played the last two games well."
Defender Glen Johnson echoed the thoughts of many when he said: "The last few weeks Andy has been fantastic and he has been unplayable.
"They (Chelsea) had two big centre-halves and he just threw them around.
"He looks quicker and he is working a lot harder so he is doing really well.
"You could see John Terry looked petrified at times. He (Carroll) is a big lump but he is good on the ball and works very hard so he will scare a lot of defenders."