West Ham captain Nolan: Carroll desperate to get back
Carroll faces eight weeks out with a ligament injury.
Nolan told whufc.com: "He is a big boy and he can look after himself but he will be very much part of everything that happens. He will be in and around the lads and hopefully he will have a speedy recovery but this is now the time for Coley and Modibo to step up and take their chance.
"I thought the big man was fantastic against his former club and I will be looking for more of the same against Liverpool next week."