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Liverpool loans out Andy Carroll

  • Reuters, Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:59 PM

West Ham United has acquired England striker Andy Carroll on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

"It's great to be here at West Ham and all signed up - I just can't wait to get started now," the 23-year-old Carroll. "I want to be playing games and obviously hoping to score some goals. I know the manager well and some of the lads, so it is nice for me to come to a place where I know people."

Carroll joined Liverpool from Newcastle United in January 2011 for a club record fee of $55.34, replacing the Chelsea-bound Fernando Torres. But Carroll scored just 11 goals in 58 appearances for Liverpool.

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