Crouchy's golden goals
Peter Crouch has made a habit of scoring key goals for us and put his winner at the San Siro ‘right up there’ in his career.
Peter Crouch has made a habit of scoring big goals for us and put his winner at the San Siro ‘right up there’ in his career.
The striker headed home arguably our most important goal of recent times in last season’s crunch game at Manchester City, the 1-0 win last May guaranteed fourth and a place in this season’s Champions League play-offs.
Needing a win in the second leg against Young Boys after losing 3-2 in Bern, ‘Crouchy’ then delivered a hat-trick as we stormed into the group stages with a 4-0 win against the Swiss side.
He was then on target to clinch a 3-1 win against Inter Milan in November and his latest goal in the Champions League – making it 12 goals in 31 appearances in the competition for us and Liverpool– secured one of the club’s all-time great wins against AC Milan in the last 16, first leg on Tuesday night.
“Yes, that's got to be right up there,” beamed Crouchy. “It’s not every day you score in the San Siro and win the game so I'm delighted.
“I owe a great deal to Aaron Lennon. It's just a case of keeping up with him to be honest - he's so quick.
“If you keep up with him, you've got a chance because he's an unselfish player. He's beat his man and squared it, and to see it go in the back of the net was really pleasing.
“It was a great win, a great performance and I felt we thoroughly deserved it.”