Anfield hero must keep calm.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been told to watch his temper by team-mate Dirk Kuyt.
The England international scored in Liverpool’s 2-0 friendly victory over Valencia but was lucky to stay on the pitch following a late challenge on Valencia defender Adil Rami.
The 22-year-old has now scored three goals in six pre-season games and Kuyt predicts he will answer any critics of the £35million January signing from Newcastle.
“Andy is very strong in the air and you can also play it into his feet. He’s going to be top quality for us this season,” Kuyt said.
“The good thing about us at the moment is we have many attacking options.”
“I think it was difficult for Andy when he arrived because he had an injury. He played a couple of games and did very well but then had another injury.
“Now he’s had a full pre-season and has scored in his last two games. He’s a top quality striker and I’m sure he will do well and score goals for us this season.”
“It was a tough tackle (on Rami) and you always have to be careful not to get silly cards,” he added. ”You don’t want to end up getting suspended.
“The tackle was just something that happens in games. I have no problem with him. Carroll is a very good player, a strong player. I like him.
“He is difficult to mark because he is strong with head and also on the pitch. I don’t think too many defenders will like facing him.”