Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has asked the England set up to act responsibly should the Anfield clubs new £35m signing Andy Carroll be selected by Fabio Capello for the upcoming internationals.
Carroll has only just been declared fit and his first outing came in the goalless match versus Braga in midweek. Whilst Dalglish is prepared to co-operate with England he fears it may be a bit soon to possibly undo any good work they have completed with the centre forward over the past month.
“I don’t know if Fabio wants to pick him or not, but there is no point in us being as guided as we have been in his recuperation and doing such a good job to get him to where he is now if someone else is going to waste all that, England have to be responsible with him. It is not a case of going to war with anyone.”
The Liverpool manager added.
“We fully understand somebody wanting to pick his best players for England, but they also have to understand the fact that is he is not really there yet for fitness.”
Should Carroll be chosen for the internationals against Wales and Ghana then Liverpool will be hoping no further injury be caused to the man they have invested in so heavily.