Crouch was shown the red card for jumping with both feet at Mikel during the second half of the Reds´ 2-0 Carling Cup quarter-final defeat at Stamford Bridge. The England striker verbally retorted to crowd abuse as he left the field and he admits he was frustrated.
Crouch told the Liverpool Echo: "Mikel came in with his studs up and that was in the back of my mind. Then I thought there was another foul in there and obviously I´ve lost my head. There are no excuses for the tackle I made but if the referee had pulled the foul up when he should have done it wouldn´t have happened."
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