First off, welcome to Liverpool, Andy. Whether or not the fans agree with how much we paid for you, we'll be supporting you on matchday with an intensity you can't even begin to imagine.
About the transfer, all I can say is what a risk. Massive, unbelievable risk. If we had been in for him at the start of the transfer window we probably could have had him for 25m, but due to the Torres scandal we've had to overpay by about 10m. If it works out, brilliant - we've basically traded Torres for Caroll plus 15m. If it doesn't, well, it's going to be hard to sell him for more than 20m, even if he's still 25 or something when we put him on the market.
All in all, though, I don't think anyone can argue any more that our owners are not willing to put up the cash when a player is needed. They negotiated as hard as possible on Suarez, because they could, but when they had to make a move to replace our #9, they did so. Fair dues. I must say I'm sceptical, but then, I thought when Rafa paid so much for Torres that it was a mistake, and was happily proven wrong.