Liverpool boss Benitez makes icy Crouch warning

Benitez has told Crouch he'll go the same way as Djibril Cisse if he continues to moan about the lack of action he's seeing.

"Cisse is a good striker with pace and we must be aware of him on Wednesday," Benitez warned. "He had enough games to prove he was a good player. Sometimes I asked him to play as a winger and he was unhappy about that.

"Now I hear that Crouch is saying he is unhappy that he can't reach his ideal level because he isn't playing enough games.

"Like in Cisse's case, I need to think about the squad and the team - and not one player. "There is competition in each position in a top side and that can be hard. But that is the situation."