Liverpool signs Carroll from Newcastle

Liverpool has broken the club's transfer record on Monday after Newcastle accepted their offer for striker Andy Carroll. The team confirmed the English international was on his way to Anfield for a medical after handing in a transfer request.

Liverpool has broken its transfer record by signing England striker Andy Carroll from Newcastle.

Carroll signed a 5 ½-year contract with Liverpool on Monday, a transfer reported in the British media to be worth 35 million pounds ($56 million US) — which would be a record fee for a British player.

The prior record was the 29.1 million pounds (then $44.5 million) Manchester United paid Leeds for defender Rio Ferdinand in 2002.

Liverpool's previous biggest fee was spending 20.3 million pounds (then $40.6 million) in 2007 for Fernando Torres, who looks set to move to Chelsea for a reported British-record fee of 50 million pounds ($79.5 million) later Monday.

Earlier Monday, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez moved to Liverpool from Ajax for 26.5 million euros ($36 million).