Dirk Kuyt is expecting big things from Liverpool teammate Andy Carroll this season after his performance against Valencia.

Although the 29th-minute challenge that poleaxed Adil Rami and drew a yellow card was not one of his finest moments, Carroll's overall performance was a source of great encouragement.

"It was a tough tackle and you have to be careful not to get silly cards," he said.

"Andy is very strong in the air and you can also play it into his feet. He's going to be top quality for us this season."

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