Liverpool striker Crouch: Rafa wants me to stay

    Crouch said: “Benitez told me I’m part of his plans and that’s good enough for me. I’ll relax over the summer and come back hungry for more.

    “At Liverpool there’s going to be competition for places, especially as the manager likes to chop and change.”

    Crouch joined Liverpool from Southampton in July 2005 for £7million.