Advert

Latest

39 minutes ago
Advert
40 minutes ago
Advert

Most Popular

4 hours ago
Advert

The Time Peter Crouch Decided To Crash Into Dirk Kuyt Over Xabi Alonso At Go Karting

The Time Peter Crouch Decided To Crash Into Dirk Kuyt Over Xabi Alonso At Go Karting

Peter Crouch has a quite brilliant story of how he and the rest of the Liverpool squad went on a go-karting outing ahead of the Champions League final and things went a bit wrong.

In 2007, a week before the big game against AC Milan, Rafa Benitez's side went to Portugal for a training camp and the players went to a go-karting track.

Advert

Crouchy spiralled a little out of control and with no ability the brakes on, was resigned to crashing into one of his teammates - it was an inevitability.

Image: PA

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Football

Peter Crouch Reveals Awkward Incident Between Him And Xabi Alonso At Liverpool

But as the big man explained, he had to choose between crashing into the midfield metronome Xabi Alonso, or hitting workhorse Dirk Kuyt and simply going off who was more important to the team, he swerved into the Dutchman in an incident he called "quite dangerous".

The Infamous Game Jose Mourinho Told Xabi Alonso And Sergio Ramos To Get Sent Off
Football

The Infamous Game Jose Mourinho Told Xabi Alonso And Sergio Ramos To Get Sent Off

published at6 months ago

Telling the brilliant story i an interview with Four Four Two, Crouch said: "I think it was before the Champions League final. I think we were in Portugal, we had a week before the game and we went away and we were training and we went go-karting.

"Went out, obviously going around the track and I've come in, I've flown into the pit obviously where we stop. I thought right I'll just brake now. No brakes whatsoever.

Advert

"I'm just coming into the pit and I've seen [Xabi] Alonso and I've seen Kuyt and I thought who's more valuable?

"So I've swerved into Kuyt and fair play to him he literally jumped with his legs like that [gestures to the side] and I've gone straight through him.

"God's honest truth it was quite dangerous, but obviously I can laugh about it now because I didn't cause any injury."

Fortunately Kuyt did not sustain an injury but Liverpool would end up losing the final in Athens. Filippo Inzaghi bagged two to put the Rossoneri 2-0 up and Liverpool only replied once, through Kuyt.

Topics: Liverpool, Peter Crouch, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso, AC Milan, champions league final, Dutch, Champions League, Feyenoord

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Supercomputer Gives New Predictions For This Season's Champions League Final And Winner
published atan hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Fan Creates Thread On Why Cristiano Ronaldo Being A Better Goalscorer Than Lionel Messi 'Is A Myth'

published at4 hours ago

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.