Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll aiming to help his former team Liverpool by ensuring West Ham register a shock victory against Manchester City.Getty Images

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is hoping to help Liverpool realise their dreams of winning the Premier League by doing all he can to beat Manchester City on Sunday.

The Reds stand a chance of winning the title this season only if Sam Allardyce's men leave the Etihad with all three points in their bag. They face Carroll's former employers Newcastle United at Anfield, knowing that a victory will not be enough to end their 24-year wait for the title.

Carroll was part of the Merseyside club's roster from January 2011 till the summer of 2012. Despite the lack of opportunities given to him at Liverpool, Carroll holds no grudge against his former employers and wants to see them crowned champions and insists that their talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard deserves to lift the title.

"I am hoping that Liverpool win the league and I will do my best to score at the Etihad. I have still got a lot of friends at the club and the lads were brilliant when I was up there," Carroll told the Daily Mirror.

"To be honest, I think that Stevie Gerrard deserves to win the league. He has been there so long and the football they have played, they ­definitely deserve it."

"They are great fans and even when they were not winning the league or challenging up there, they were still fantastic. They stuck by the team and that is where they are now," the striker added.

Brendan Rodgers' side are currently second in the table with 81 points, two shy off the table toppers City.

However, Manuel Pellegrini's men boast a positive goal difference of 63 while Liverpool's stands at 50. A draw against the Hammers would be enough to see City clinch their second silverware of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson is due to announce England's 23-man squad alongside seven standby players for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Carroll is hoping to make the cut when the Three Lions' boss makes his decision on Monday.

"The manager obviously knows what I can do. I just need to keep working hard and hope for the best. It is up to the manager who he wants to pick and how he wants to play. He could have other options up there. No one really knows at this stage and it is just people talking. We have just got to wait until Monday to find out," Carroll explained.