Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has paid tribute to former Liverpool and England team-mate Peter Crouch after he announced his retirement from football.
The Gers boss took to Instagram to praise the former Burnley, Stoke City, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Aston Villa striker – saying he loved playing alongside the striker.
“Congratulations big man on a great career and thank you for all the assists you gave me,” Gerrard said on his personal account on the social networking site.
“I used to love playing with you and loved sharing a dressing room also. What a guy, all the best for the future.”
Crouch is set to interview Gerrard for an upcoming TV show and the 42-times capped former England star will no doubt go over some of the highlights of his time playing with the Rangers manager.
The lanky striker played for a total of 11 clubs over his career and scored 108 goals in 468 top-flight appearances; winning the FA Cup in 2005-06 with Liverpool and losing in the Champions League final in 2007.
Crouch also set a Premier League record of 53 goals with his head as teams took advantage of his 6’7″ frame to great effect throughout his career.