Carroll is training at the clubâ€™s Chadwell Heath base after his long-term ankle injury but Allardyce insists he will bring the striker back only when he can last the game.
"In the position weâ€™re in itâ€™s extremely tough (to resist)," he conceded. "Iâ€™d like to put him on the bench for Liverpool but that would be rather stupid.
"Weâ€™ll do it as quickly as we possibly can but weâ€™ll take a sensible view."
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