Apr 6, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​London Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
1-2
Liverpool
Demel (45')
Tomkins (43'), Adrian (70'), Nocerino (80'), Armero (86')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Gerrard (44' pen., 71')

Brendan Rodgers: 'Andy Carroll one of Europe's best'

Andy Carroll of West Ham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims that Andy Carroll is one of Europe's finest target men.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has labelled West Ham United striker Andy Carroll as one of Europe's best target men.

Rodgers's side beat Carroll's West Ham 2-1 on Sunday, and the Northern Irishman, who sold the England international to the Hammers for £15m last summer, praised his former forward.

Rodgers told reporters: "Carroll is one of the best in Europe in the situation where the ball is played up to him. He can be unplayable.

"I thought Martin Skrtel was brilliant in choosing when to drop off and when to intercept [Carroll]."

The Reds host Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring the opening goal from a penalty during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Upton Park in London on April 6, 2014
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