"I can't remember the last 8-0 game I played in," Crouch said. "It was probably in my schoolboy days. We were under a bit of pressure and it was a great result for us. But although it's a big win, we need to continue the good form and make sure that we qualify."
Reds boss Rafa Benitez said: "We need to win the next two games, but at least we have confidence. You try to win trophies and to be in the record books, but if you can't win a trophy, at least it's nice to have a record. It was a really good performance. We could talk about individuals, but I prefer to talk about all the team."