Reports have suggested that the 22-year-old, who has returned to training after overcoming a thigh injury he sustained during his time at Newcastle United, could make his debut against the Red Devils.
And despite remaining positive about the player’s progress, the Scot maintained that Carroll may not even feature against United.
“We’re hopeful most of them will be fit. We don’t really know because it’s Thursday morning – a wee bit away from the game,” Dalglish told reporters concerning the fitness of his squad.
“Obviously Martin Kelly won’t play with a hamstring strain and Jonjo Shelvey won’t be available either. Everybody else’s fitness is more positive than that. Who we have and what we go with we won’t know yet – and that includes Andy Carroll.
“Andy’s training was always progressing but it hasn’t progressed into a game yet.
“We’ve said all along that we’ve been delighted with his progress and there hasn’t been anything he’s done that hasn’t been encouraging.
“Whether he’s involved on Sunday or not – I’m sure ‘Fergie’ would love to know but we don’t know.
“He might not even be a substitute – he might be going to see Boyzone!”