KEVIN NOLAN is eager for Andy Carroll to line up for Liverpool against Newcastle next weekend, so that he can ‘kick him’.
Carroll is expected to line up against his boyhood club for the first time since being sold in January, despite sitting out of Saturday's 5-0 thrashing of Birmingham City on Saturday.
Magpies captain Nolan is a lifelong Reds fan and hopes that his former team mate will be available for next Sunday's showdown at Anfield but also fears the impact that Carroll can possess to Alan Pardew's side if selected.
Nolan said: “The big man missed out because of an injury, and he doesn’t know how long he will be out. Hopefully, he’ll be back so I can kick him!
“I don’t know if I want him to play or not. I do so I can kick him, but I don’t want to him to play because of the threat he can pose. He’s clicking into gear, and he’ll be desperate to play against us. You will see the best of him next year.”