“He’s big, he’s red, his feet stick out the bed, it’s Peter Crouch…”
Premier League legend (in our eyes), Peter Crouch officially announced his retirement in the summer after seeing out his final days as a professional playing for Burnley.
Once a man of Liverpool, hence the catchy chant, Crouch faced one of the most challenging tests to overcome for a forward: a goal drought.
Speaking to BBC Sport in his new role as a football pundit, which we’re confident he’s going to do very well in, the 38-year-old recounted the “selfish” measures he took to ensure he’d book himself a place on the scoresheet for the first time – one of which involved a cringe-worthy episode when he temporarily commandeered penalty duties from none other than Steven Gerrard to disastrous effect…
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 26, 2019
Crouch finished his Liverpool career with 42 goals in 135 appearances, winning the FA Cup in 2006, before going on to represent Portsmouth (for a second time), Tottenham, Stoke City and Burnley in the Premier League.