Carroll wants England call
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is hoping to be included in England manager Roy Hodgson's squad for the Euro Championships next month.
The Reds record signing has had a poor season on the whole but has suddenly found some form in the past couple of weeks, almost turning around the FA Cup final last Saturday against Chelsea and then dominating the same opposition at Anfield on Tuesday.
With Hodgson set to name his squad next Wednesday and with a dearth of front line options, Carroll is hoping he has done enough to earn himself a place on the plane to Poland and Ukraine.
"I don't want the season to end," Carroll told the Telegraph. "It would be nice to go to the Euros, but I have one more game to go and we'll see what happens after that."
He added: "You can see that I'm more confident now when I step out on to the pitch, and I feel I have shown that in the last couple of games.
"I'm enjoying my football now. As you can see from my performances, I've been enjoying it for a while, training and everything. I've always been confident of playing well. I just needed a little bit of a run. I've been doing well in training.
"I haven't had the greatest season but the manager has stuck by me and defended me. He has encouraged me a lot and has a lot of belief in me."