Carroll has been continually backed by manager Kenny Dalglish and the players have also tried to protect their team-mate as the scrutiny increased.
“A lot of things are written about him – too much – but not necessarily true,” said Brad Jones.
“He works hard on the training pitch, he’s a top lad around the club.
“He is a good guy to have around and we’re all buzzing for him that he got the goal.
“He can shut a few people up, maybe, and just get on with being a footballer.”