At the age of 38, former Reds striker Peter Crouch has made the decision to retire from football after 21 years and nearly 600 professional matches.
Most recently, the striker was plying his trade at Burnley, but after 135 appearances and 42 goals for Liverpool, he is still fondly thought of by Reds fans following his three-year tenure at Anfield.
After a lot of deliberation this summer I have decided to retire from football !
Our wonderful game has given me everything.
I’m so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long. X
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) July 12, 2019
The 6′ 7″ frontman inspired one the club’s more memorable songs: “He’s big, he’s red, his feet stick out the bed, Peter Crouch, Peter Crouch.”
Under Rafa Benitez, he also won the FA Cup in 2006, got on the pitch in 2007’s Champions League final against AC Milan, and scored a perfect hat-trick against Arsenal in March of the same year. At the end of the 2006/07 season, he finished as the Reds’ top-scorer with 18 goals.
Crouch still holds the record for scoring the most top-flight headers (53) and remains one of only 28 players to score over 100 Premier League goals.
He is expected to continue his media career having now hung up his boots and we wish him all the best in his future.