"Peter has been superb for us since the first day he came. He was playing really well even when he wasn't scoring, he was doing well for the team and I wonder where all the critics are now who were on his back. They are probably hiding or just shaking their heads as they watch him now, they are no doubt asking themselves why they said what they did. It was only a matter of time before he scored. He's definitely England quality. I know the England fans were on his back a little bit which was sad to hear. But he is proving to everyone that he is England class and I'm sure he has a bright international future. I certainly hope he has."
Steven Gerrard on the criticism in Crouch’s early career at Liverpool
"He's marvellous, it's great for me to have him as a team-mate, to play with him up front. He runs all the time, he makes himself available, he wins headers and he's creating opportunities for me to capitalise on. I am pleased to be playing alongside him because he does a huge amount of work."
Morientes on Crouch in Dec 2005
"I had a big slice of luck with the first one obviously. It was on target but went a bit higher than I planned. If it goes to the dubious goals committee I'll be telling them that it's definitely mine. I am a buoyant person by nature but if I'm honest this goal drought as been getting me down at times. I've been getting a bit of stick lately but it's great to get the goals today and hopefully I can go on from here and score more."
Crouch's reaction after his first goals for Liverpool
"When you are playing at a high-profile club like Liverpool and also at international level, there are a lot of chances for people to see what you can do. I'm playing Champions League football, we're challenging for things at club level and I am playing international football. Sometimes, I do feel as though I need to do a little bit more than others but that's something I have to live with. As long as I'm doing well and scoring goals, I don't think people can criticise."
Crouch in 2006 after having scored 27 goals in 48 games for club and country.
"There was a lot of fun, a lot of stuff being thrown, a lot of shouting, but it's not often you get to the final of the Champions League and the boys were enjoying themselves, that's for sure. George Gillett came into the dressing room but I don't think he saw much because his glasses kept steaming up. We tried to throw him in the bath at one point, so he's had a real welcome to English football!"
Crouch lifts the lid on the post-match celebrations at Anfield after the 2007 semi-final win in the Champions League
"Crouch has the stature to lead the line, his very existence sets an unusual problem for defenders, and the combination of his spidery limbs, surprisingly delicate control and patient approach allow him to hold the ball up quite effectively."
Richard Williams in The Guardian
"Had I not become a footballer, I think I would have been a virgin."
Peter Crouch's honest answer in a Soccer AM interview