Peter Crouch says former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez never gave anyone a ‘well done’: not even Steven Gerrard

Peter Crouch with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and manager Rafa Benetiz show off the new home kit in the dressing room during the Liverpool FC Adidas Kit Launch at Anfield on July 24, 2006 in Liverpool, England.
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Peter Crouch has recalled how his former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez never so much as gave anyone a ‘well done’, not even club captain and legend Steven Gerrard. 

Benitez became well-known for a very direct and demanding management style which wasn’t always popular with players, but got the best out of them, leading Liverpool to Champions League glory against the odds in 2005. 

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