Alan Shearer supports Andy Carroll's England inclusion

Andy Caroll
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Alan Shearer thinks that Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has all the ability to become crucial in England's Euro 2012 campaign.

Alan Shearer believes that Liverpool striker Andy Carroll can thrive with England at Euro 2012 after finishing the season in impressive form.

The former Newcastle United frontman, who made the switch to Anfield last year, had a tumultuous first full season with the Reds, but managed to pick up his form just in time to earn a call-up to Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad.

"He has finished the season well," the Daily Star quotes Shearer as saying. "The Andy Carroll that I saw coming on against Chelsea in the FA Cup final was the Andy Carroll I have seen week in and week out at Newcastle.

"He was ­bullying defenders, scoring goals, running the channels. We haven't seen much of that this ­season, he has not played as much as he would have liked. I don't know the reasons behind it, but the ability is there."

Carroll is one of four strikers, including Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Danny Welbeck, who will be heading to Poland and Ukraine next month.

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