No club is better represented in England's European Championship squad than Liverpool, yet few players here have experienced a more disappointing domestic league season than those at English football's fallen giant.

After being part of their team's worst Premier League finish since 1994, England's six Liverpool players are hoping for more success on the international stage.

And it's Andy Carroll who Roy Hodgson could be relying on for goals in Monday's opening match against France, with Wayne Rooney suspended.

The most expensive English footballer, who was signed from Newcastle in January 2011 for 35 million pounds (then $65 million), managed just four league goals last season as Liverpool finished eighth.

England and Liverpool teammate Stewart Downing says ''they've paid a lot of money for him, but that's not Andy's fault.''