Friday, 16 March 2012

Stoke Boss Pulis Says Beating Liverpool Is Kids Play


Tony Pulis reckons beating Liverpool in the FA Cup is going to be kids play with Peter Crouch in his side.

Crouch returns to his former club hoping to secure Stoke's first win at Anfield since 1959 -and book a trip to Wembley for the second year in a row in the process.

And his boss Pulis is confident of an upset having witnessed the 30-year-old striker's youthful zest in the build-up to the game.

He said: ``Peter trains and plays like a 15-year-old. He has so much enthusiasm. He is a throwback to the old days of good old pros. A real throwback.

``He is a delight to be with. I have to chuck him off the training ground most days.

``It's good we have someone of that ilk having played so many times for England and at top football clubs and he comes in and is like that. It is refreshing.''

Crouch scored 41 goals in 132 games for the Reds in a three year spell but Pulis has urged him not to head back to Anfield trying to impress.

He added: ``Peter doesn't have a point to prove anywhere, even England for me. People know what he is all about and he has done fantastically in his career and fantastically at Stoke.

``I don't give a damn what people do or don't think about him. I am just glad we have got him at this football club.''

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