Carroll needs confidence - Shearer

Andy Carroll is under pressure for only scoring five goals in his 28 appearances for Liverpool since signing with the club for £35m in January. On Friday he faces his former club Newcastle.

Former Newcastle manager Alan Shearer told Radio 5 live that all Carroll, 22, needs is to feel more confident and that he has what it takes to play better.

Shearer also spoke about Blackburn manager Steve Kean, saying he felt "genuine sympathy" for the way he has been treated by his own fans.

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