Peter Crouch has been reassured about his Liverpool future by manager Rafael Benitez.

The Spaniard has stressed the need for the beaten Champions League finalists to spend big and spend quick this summer.

But England striker Crouch, linked with a possible move to Newcastle, is adamant that he has not been earmarked for the exit door at Anfield, telling Sky Sports News: "He´s (Benitez) told me I´m part of his plans and that´s good enough for me."

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