Tottenham striker Peter Crouch is happy former Liverpool teammate Jamie Carragher has reversed his international retirement.

The former Liverpool striker knows all about his old teammate's qualities from his time at Anfield and believes he could be an invaluable addition to the England squad ahead of the World Cup finals next month.

"Carragher has been a top-class centre-half for years," Crouch told

"With Jamie, you get an ­experienced ­player who has played at a top level for a number of years and he is never going to let ­anyone down."