Carroll urged to turn back on Liverpool

Former West Ham hero Julian Dicks thinks striker Andy Carroll should quit Liverpool and restart his career at the Boleyn Ground.

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The UK press reported on Monday that the Reds had accepted a season-long loan bid from the east Londoners for the 23-year-old target-man.

Carroll has only scored six goals in 42 Premier League games for Liverpool since joining from Newcastle in January 2011 in a £30million deal.

However, Dicks, who played for both Liverpool and West Ham, believes the time is right for the England striker to end his Anfield nightmare.

"Andy Carroll's a good player," Dicks told talkSPORT.

"He'd be a good asset for West Ham.

"He's perfectly made for West Ham. He's a big lad, he holds the ball up well and he's aggressive.

"He did really well at Newcastle and he'd do well at West Ham. The fans would love him at Upton Park.

"He might not have had the best time at Liverpool but he did very well with Newcastle.

"In the games I watched him play for Liverpool he did well. He wasn't a prolific goalscorer but he added another dimension to the team."

On Tuesday, West Ham denied that a deal had been finalised to sign the Liverpool forward.

It was reported that the Hammers had an offer of £2million accepted to take the player on loan with the option to make the move permanent next summer for £17million.

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