LFC will be a much better team next season if Gerrard and Carroll start on the bench.
The reason for switching Gerrard is obvious: age and a growing predisposition to injuries mean the club cannot rely on him being the mainstay of the team any more. It is also time for Gerrard to quit the international scene.
Carroll as a substitute is going to win me no friends, and maybe it is a bit too early to be making this call, but LFC look a much better prospect with Suarez and Kuyt as the first-choice strike partnership.
When LFC are playing at home they should start with this duo. If they fail to make an impact, bring on Carroll for the last 30 minutes of a game. When the club are playing away, or against teams who play very physical football, then Carroll should start.