Peter Crouch insists Liverpool are the best club to get striker Andy Carroll through his lean spell.
Carroll, 23, has struggled to adapt to life on Merseyside since his £35million move from Newcastle last January and has averaged a goal every 485 minutes in the Premier League this term.
The 31-year-old giant Stoke forward knows exactly what Carroll is going through after it took him 18 games to get his first goal after leaving Southampton to move to Anfield for £7million in 2005.
But Crouch believes that the Reds' fans can play a key role in getting Carroll scoring goals once again.
Crouch told the Daily Mirror: "That was the most difficult time of my career without a doubt. Looking back on it now, once I had scored, the weight lifted really and I went from not scoring to going on a real good run.
"From then on I scored a lot of goals for the club. It is just psychological, once you get over that, you can go on.
"The biggest thing that helped me was the Liverpool fans who were different class.
"Even when I didn't score for the club, they were just unbelievable.
"Not once did I hear a murmur from the crowd. Everyone was willing me to score and that was so special.
"Andy Carroll doesn't need me to tell him what to do, or to give any advice.
"He is a top player in his own right, he has scored goals for Newcastle and I think he will come good at Liverpool. When he does, these fans will love him for it.
"At a lot of places you wouldn't have had that support that I got. Every day, I have to thank the Liverpool fans for that because they stuck by me and hopefully I repaid them a little bit. They were magnificent."
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