Crouch: Liverpool strong enough to win it all

Peter Crouch says Liverpool are strong to challenge for all the top trophies this season.

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"We are going to challenge on all fronts this year. I really believe that," said the England international.

"Just look at the players; we've won at Reading but there are players who didn't even travel like [Jermaine] Pennant, [Dirk] Kuyt or [Andriy] Voronin, there was [Steven] Gerrard on the bench. The manager has a lot of players at his disposal."

Crouch believes those resources are already bringing reward.

"We want to be as consistent as we can," he added. "Chelsea and Manchester United have proved how consistent you have to be to get anywhere near winning the league and we need to turn some of those draws into wins now. Ten unbeaten is a good start for us. It could have been even better but we need to get that winning mentality."

The sizeable investment Benitez made during the close season has undoubtedly helped, Crouch noting that there had been few problems with any of the new recruits acclimatising to English football.

"Sometimes it can take a while to bed in but they've come in and are really firing. That's good for the squad and the team.

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