Liverpool legend Peter Beardsley believes that Andy Carroll will get back to his old scoring ways for the Reds, with the striker currently struggling to find the net for the side a year on after his record £35 million signing.

Carroll momentarily held the record for the highest fee within Britain when he moved to Anfield for the sky high price on January deadline day 2011, just before Fernando Torres left for £50 million. The England international still holds the record for the highest fee for a British player, and as such has had a world of pressure on his shoulders to perform.

But 12 months later, Carroll has failed to impress, and has only scored five times this season. He's also been left out of the England line-up by Fabio Capello on numerous occasions now, with the Italian telling the youngster to shape up and increase his motivation.

But Beardsley, who played for Liverpool between 1987-1991 and scored over 130 goals for the club, believes that Carroll is going through exactly the same lull in form that he faced, and he will come through the other end.

"I was in the same boat, being a Liverpool fan for a long time," he told Talksport. "For the first six months of my Liverpool career I was horrific.

"I didn't score up until Christmas and only got another two in six months. Just after Christmas I scored a couple of goals on Boxing Day and never looked back.

"Hopefully that'll be the same for Andy, once he gets one or two he'll be flying."

Beardsley worked with Carroll at Newcastle before the 23 year old made the move to Liverpool.

And the Reds will be heavily relying on Carroll to come good this season, and though he hasn't quite gotten into top form yet, the striker does look to be improving, scoring against Wolves at the end of January and holding the ball up well in a 0-0 draw with Tottenham during the week.

The return of Luis Suarez will also aid Carroll's confidence, with the pair tipped to find a common ground on the pitch to play to each other's strengths.