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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Charlotte Coates

Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll confirms new club

Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has signed for Championship side Reading on a short-term deal that lasts until the middle of January.

The 32-year-old was released by Newcastle United in the summer and had remained a free agent after failing to find a new club.

Carroll made the move to Liverpool in 2011 for a club-record £35 million but failed to make an impact at Liverpool before making the switch to West Ham in 2013.

Injuries took a massive toll on Carroll’s time at Anfield and he scored just six times in 44 Premier League appearances for the club.

"Andy is looking for a new challenge in his career and we need a player with his quality and vast experience," Reading manager Veljko Paunovic said.

Carroll, capped nine times by England, will be hoping he can impress during his short-term deal at Reading and sign a longer contract with the Championship outfit as they push for promotion to the Premier League.

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