Kenny Dalglish saw Liverpool see off ten-men Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park and insisted opening scorer Andy Carroll had nothing to prove since his big money transfer from Newcastle. "I think the problem with Andy Carroll is the media, yourselves," he said after the game. "You keep talking about his way of life, and you don't know what that is.
"In training he's fine. The price is irrelevant. He's every bit as important to us as Steven Gerrard and [Jamie] Carragher who never cost us anything. He never had anything to prove; we're delighted for him."
"Until they lost a man it was even," admitted Dalglish, whose side move up to fourth in the Premier League table. "[Tim] Cahill had a header and Pepe [Reina] made a great save.
"There wasn't much between the teams. Sometimes the numerical advantage works in your favour, sometimes it goes against you. It was hot out there, and we kept moving the ball and kept our patience.
"I haven't seen it [the sending off] and I don't intend to either."