West Ham United chairman David Gold believes that Andy Carroll will find it easier to adapt to life at Upton Park as he will be immediately accepted by everyone involved at the club.

Carroll endured a difficult spell on Merseyside as he struggled to win a place in the starting line-up in his 18 month spell with the club.

The expectation placed on Carroll after his £35million transfer fee did not make it easy for the England forward and it was decided by manager Brendan Rodgers that he was no longer needed at the club this season.

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Carroll in action for West Ham against Fulham [Reuters] Reuters

Having been subsequently sent on a season-long loan to West Ham, Carroll impressed on his debut as he helped the Hammers secure a 3-0 win over Fulham.

While he received rave reviews for his performance, Liverpool were criticised for allowing the striker to leave without a replacement arriving.

The lack of a striker was emphasised as Liverpool were beaten 2-0 at home by Arsenal last Sunday in a game in which they could do very little to change the game with a lack of attacking options on the bench.

Carroll's debut was a far cry from a player who underperformed at Liverpool and Gold believes the major difference if that he is wanted by everyone involved with the club.

"[sic] The manager of WHU [West Ham United] wants AC [Andy Carroll] the players want him, the captain wants him, the fans want him, the owners want him. That's the difference," tweeted Gold.

The 23-year-old picked up a hamstring injury on his West Ham debut and will now miss the England's World Cup qualifying games against Moldova and Ukraine after being ruled out for around six weeks.