Liverpool’s Andy Carroll warned there will be no favours from his old club Newcastle United in Anfield clash

Liverpool's Andy Carroll could return to Newcastle United.
Liverpool's Andy Carroll could return to Newcastle United.
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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.”