Liverpool striker Carroll encouraged by new boys' display

Andy Carroll
Carroll made his England debut against France in 2010

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is confident the club's new signings will settle in quickly after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam all made debuts against the Black Cats.

Carroll, 22, told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I think we've created enough chances to prove that we can all fit into the team together.

"We played some good football so that's the positive out of it."

Sebastian Larsson's second-half equaliser gave Sunderland a share of the points after Luis Suarez had opened the scoring in the first period.

The England international admitted the result was frustrating after such a good start.

"Obviously we're disappointed with the draw but all the lads are happy about the first game," added Carroll.

"We created so many chances but we sat off in the second half and let them get back into the game which was disappointing."

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