Crouch unconcerned by unrest

Striker keen to keep his nose out of off-field controversy

Liverpool striker Peter Crouch insists he will not be 'poking his nose' into the ongoing boardroom unrest at Anfield.

The Reds' American owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks, are understood to have experienced a complete communication breakdown as a battle for power rages on Merseyside.

Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry was also asked to resign after a recent disagreement with Hicks, but he refused to budge.

However, Crouch - who netted Liverpool's second in their 2-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday - insists he is not concerned by matters behind the scenes.

No discussion

"It's not something we really care about," said Crouch. "So for me to poke my nose into it now wouldn't really do any good.

"We talked about it a bit when it first started but although we read things in the papers, it's not been discussed among the players.

"We're not told anything about what's going on and don't really expect to be."

And Crouch is also adamant that Liverpool - who have lost only once in their last 14 games in all competitions - have not been affected on the pitch.

"You can tell by our results it hasn't affected our form," added Crouch.