Date: 23rd November 2007 at 1:43pm
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Liverpool and England striker Peter Crouch has come out in defence of keeper Scott Carson.

Crouch was one of the only players who came out of the game v Croatia with any credit at all said on the Liverpool official site:

‘Scott is a fantastic keeper and also a young keeper and, although he will be disappointed with Wednesday, I’ve trained and played with him every day and I know just how good he is. I am sure he will be an England number one in a few years to come. Hopefully people don’t get on his back too much. I wouldn’t wish fans turning on him. He is a great lad and a fantastic keeper.’

Adding, ‘It wasn’t just him. Over the course of the qualifying campaign there have been mistakes and we have to look at ourselves as a team as a whole.’

He also disagrees with those saying it was a risk to throw a keeper with so little experience into such a crucial match.


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