Andy Carroll cannot wait for Sunday's game against Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool to kick-off.

West Ham United's No9 spent two-and-a-half years as a Liverpool player, winning the League Cup and scoring in the FA Cup final in 2012, before joining West Ham United on loan and then permanently in summer 2013.

Having played alongside the likes of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard, Carroll is acutely aware of the threat the Reds will pose. However, he is confident that, having reached 37 points following wins over Hull City and Sunderland, the Hammers can shock the world by defeating Brendan Rodgers' side.

"I think all the lads are confident that we're safe after a great week for us," said the 25-year-old frontman. "We've done well and we've been on a great run and now we want to keep it going until the end of the season.

"I'm feeling very good now as I've got three full 90 minutes under my belt. It's been a tough season for me, not being fit, but now I'm feeling good. I've got a couple of goals and a couple of assists and am feeling great.

"I felt a bit rusty the first couple of games after coming back into it, but I think you can see I'm getting into the stride of things again.

"I'm looking forward to the Liverpool game. It's going to be tough because they are on fire at the moment and are the team to beat, so hopefully we're the team that can do it.

"It's my old team, but for me it's a normal game and I'll just get on with it. I don't regret leaving at all. I moved to West Ham and I'm loving it. I had my injury setback, but other than that everything has been great."

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Andy Carroll partnered Luis Suarez in attack at Liverpool

While Carroll is West Ham's headline maker, his former strike partner Suarez is also catching the eye on a regular basis, having scored 29 goals in just 27 league starts this term.

Alongside him, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson have also made names for themselves during a campaign that could yet end in title glory for the men from Anfield.

Carroll, for one, has been impressed, but refutes suggestions that he made a mistake by leaving Liverpool last summer. Instead, the forward says the current Reds squad is making the most of the tactics and formation employed by manager Rodgers.

The No9 also revealed that he had tipped his old club for success at the start of the 2013/14 campaign.

"The way they are playing, they have got the players to play that system - Suarez and Sturridge up front are completely different players to me. The way they play is incredible.

"I said from the start of the season that Liverpool had a great chance and all the lads were shocked. I knew what Suarez was like and his connection with Sturridge has been great and they are unbelievable at the minute.

"Suarez is a great player. He has 29 goals this season and is incredible, you can see that. I don't think anyone can doubt him.

"After games, he would want to train, even when he is supposed to be resting. He never gives up or stops running. He is infectious and is why all the players around him are performing like they are."