Nolan apologises to Toon fans
Carroll promises to clean up image
Reds fan Nolan was interviewed by Liverpool TV about his friend's £35million move from Newcastle to Anfield this week, saying he was "delighted'' Carroll was joining a "fantastic club''.
Now Nolan has been forced to backtrack and explain his position after the comments caused consternation among Newcastle supporters.
"If fans don't like it, I apologise,'' he said. "It was never meant to affect them. But Liverpool is a great club and everyone knows that. There's no-one more disappointed than me. Not only have we lost a top player but I've lost a good mate who was very close.''
Nolan added: "To be honest, I'm getting quite sick of the whole Andy Carroll saga. I just want to put it to bed and get on with it. The last thing I want is to start upsetting our fans because they have been brilliant.''