Liverpool legend, Peter Crouch has described his foul against former Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel as his worst tackle during his playing days.
Chelsea and Liverpool met in the quarter-final of the League Cup, now Carabao cup when Chelsea hosted Liverpool on December 19, 2007. With the Blues leading 2-0, and due to frustration, the Gangly forward lunged two-footed at the midfielder.
Speaking on BBC 5 Live sport, Crouch said : “The worst tackle I ever did was on Obi Mikel. Liverpool against Chelsea in the Carling Cup.
“The whole game I’ve been receiving balls and he’s been basically told to mark in front of me. So the centre-half is behind me, and him and, here.
“And Mikel basically standing all over my toes and I’m trying to chest things away and he’s putting his head in my face and his elbows around me all game.
“I’ve been telling the referee all game, all game, all game and I’m getting nothing. We’re about 70 minutes in now and it’s been going on all game.
“And it’s happened again and the ball has broken off and another one of these elbows and things he’s done to me, the ball’s broken there just posted perfectly and he’s facing the stand and obviously I’ve switched, lost the plot and tried to take him out basically.
“But I’m not proud of this if he’s listening to this, which I think in no way he’ll be, John Obi Mikel I’d have to apologise because the red mist was that… It was like an out of body experience.
Crouch finished his club career with 197 goals and 75 assists. He netted 22 times in 42 appearances for the Three Lions’.