‘Tottenham would be favourites’ – Crouch makes Liverpool match prediction

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Jake Humphrey, Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch and Eidur Gudjohnsen
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Peter Crouch might have only spent two seasons at Tottenham but he played with some household names  during his time at White Hart Lane.

Although Tottenham failed manage to win any silverware during Crouch’s time in North London, the striker still rates the quality of the players who took to the White Hart Lane turf with him.

He was asked to select a two five-a-side teams from his time at both Spurs and Liverpool and claimed that the North Londoners would be favourites if they both went up against each other.

The quartet who made the 39-year-old’s five-a-side team would not come as a surprise to Spurs fans.

Crouch’s Liverpool team also some stellar names but he claimed his Tottenham side had the edge, although the former England star held back on picking a winner.

When asked by a fan to pick a five-a-side team from both his Spurs and Liverpool days, Crouch told the Daily Mail: “That’s one of the best questions yet! I’m giving it a twist, as I’m adding a sub for each side.

“For Tottenham, I’d pick Heurelho Gomes in goal; Ledley King at the back; Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in midfield with Rafa van der Vaart upfront. Jermain Defoe is on the bench.

“As for Liverpool, it’s Pepe Reina in goal; Jamie Carragher at the back; Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso in the middle and Fernando Torres up front. Robbie Fowler would be ready to come on. That would be an epic showdown and I’d pay good money to watch it.

“I actually think Tottenham would be favourites, as you’d struggle to get the ball off them. I’m going to duck making a decision on who wins and I’d love to hear from readers who they think would come out on top and what the score would be.”

The striker later took to social media to pose the same question to fans and some Spurs fans in the comments were in no doubt that the Tottenham side would come out on top.

Spurs Web Opinion

There is no doubt in my mind that the Spurs side would run out comfortable winners. Barring the goalkeeping position, we are better than them across the pitch. I would fancy King to keep Torres quiet, Rafa and Modric to control the game in midfield, and Bale to run rings around Carragher.

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