Liverpool’s Crouch: Newcastle wanted me

He said: “There was interest but the manager reiterated that I had a future at Liverpool and that was good enough for me.

“It can be frustrating. I wasn’t playing as much as I’d have liked in that period just before January. I was frustrated to be taken off at Blackburn when I thought I could have influenced the game. I wasn’t surprised about the speculation but I had no intention of leaving.”