Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has no doubts former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch will become a fans' favourite.

Crouch is set to face his old club, Liverpool, and Pulis reckons Stoke have a giant among giants regardless of the striker's 6ft 7in beanpole frame.

Pulis said: "Peter will be a hero here and the fans will love him. They will take to him straight away because he is a top player.

"If he didn't get the credit he deserved elsewhere, he'll get it here.

"He's only 30 and still has plenty to offer. He will be a huge player for us, I'm sure."

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