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Peter's positive start

Posted on 11 August 2009  - 12:00

Peter Crouch says he feels sharp and ready for the big kick-off after a promising debut on Sunday.

Peter's positive start

Peter Crouch says he feels sharp and ready for the big kick-off after a promising debut on Sunday.

The striker played the first half of our final pre-season friendly against Olympiacos at the Lane and now has Liverpool in his sights on Sunday.

Although he was left frustrated in front of goal by a couple of near misses, Crouchy impressed with his all-round play and, naturally, his aerial ability.

"It was one of those days in front of goal I suppose but I was pleased with my performance," he said.

"It was my first 45 minutes of pre-season and it was good to get it out of the way. It's all about fitness and I feel sharp and ready for the season."

Crouchy started up front with Robbie Keane in a goalless first half before Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko took over in the second half and bagged a goal each in the 3-0 win, Vedran Corluka the other scorer.

"I've played with Roman, Robbie and Jermain in training and they are all fantastic players," added Peter. "We've four strikers battling it out for two spots, healthy competition and that has to be good for the club."