ANDY Carroll has been warned not to expect any favours from his old team-mates when Newcastle travel to Liverpool on Friday night.
The big Anfield striker has struggled for goals and form since his record-breaking £35m move back in January.
Carroll has netted just five times, only three this season and failed to convert two great chances in Monday’s 1-1 draw against Blackburn.
The Gateshead-born frontman will be relishing coming up against his former side on Friday, but Ryan Taylor has told Carroll that he is now “the enemy”.
Taylor, a Liverpool fan, said: “The friendship goes on hold for 90 minutes.
“He’s a great lad off the pitch, but when he’s on the pitch he is the enemy.
“All of the friendship and the great years I had with him goes out of the window for 90 minutes and then I will speak to him after that.”
Newcastle can leapfrog the Reds into sixth place if they pick up a first Anfield victory since 1994.
And the trip to Merseyside is a special one for Taylor: “Liverpool is a good fixture for me, but I would love to be going there to win.”