Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has welcomed talk of a return to Liverpool.

The Liverpool Daily Post says Reds manager Roy Hodgson is eager to add a target man to his squad and is believed to view Crouch as the ideal candidate.

Hodgson, who has spoken of his desire to bring experienced English players to Liverpool, is a confirmed admirer of the England striker having failed in a bid to bring him to Craven Cottage as Fulham manager last summer.

It is believed the Tottenham Hotspur player would welcome a return to Anfield, where he scored 40 goals in three successful seasons, despite Spurs having secured Champions League football for the next campaign.

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