Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was delighted with Peter Crouch's performance in last night's 4-2 Champions League victory over Arsenal.

"We knew he had scored a hat-trick against Arsenal," said Benitez.

"After the other day when he had scored and played really well, he was a threat, so I was trying to take advantage of the strengths of our team with Torres playing off Crouch in the air as well as Gerrard and Kuyt.

"They are four offensive players who can score goals for us."