Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said that the goal Andy Carroll scored in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton is alone worth more than £ 35 million.
Andy Carroll has been ridiculed in various quarters following his £ 35 million move to Liverpool last January. Since then, the England striker has struggled for both form and fitness, but he once again showed that he is close to getting back to his best by scoring the winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at the new Wembley.
Everton took the lead early on in the match, but a Luis Suarez goal and the Andy Carroll goal helped Liverpool set up a date against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
Liverpool had earlier won the Merseyside derby between the two clubs 3-0 and were coming confident into the match. However, they were stunned when Everton took the lead early in the match. It looked like Liverpool were on the verge of going out of the competition, but Luis Suarez secure the equaliser for Liverpool. Just when it seemed that the game was going into extra time, Everton defender Sylvain Distin made a huge mistake that allowed Andy Carroll to score the goal with only a few minutes left on the clock.
“For me, that goal alone was worth £35m. The mix-up for the Everton goal was just one of those things, but I was partly to blame so when Andy scored at the end the main feeling was just relief. I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if we had lost 1-0 because of my mistake. We didn’t start the game all that well but we showed we have not lost the ability to come back,” Carragher said after the thrilling 2-1 win over Everton in the semi-final of the FA Cup.