PETER Crouch admits he would love to see his former club Liverpool win the Premier League - but insists he'll be going all out to ensure Burnley claim three points at Anfield this weekend.

The Clarets can have a say in the title race when they travel to Merseyside for Sunday's clash (12noon).

It will be a special occasion for Crouch as he returns to a club where he spent three seasons, winning the FA Cup in 2006 and reaching the Champions League final in 2007.

The 38-year-old felt he played some of the best football of his career with the Reds but is now focussed on helping Burnley spring a surprise and perhaps score his first goal for his new club.

"It would be nice to get a goal," said Crouch.

“Obviously I’d like to see them win the league but I’d like us to go there and get the three points.

"I've got a few scouse mates who won't be too pleased if that happens (Burnley win) but we'll be going all out to get three points."

Crouch joined Burnley on transfer deadline day in January from Stoke City and has featured three times as a substitute so far.

He is likely to remain on the bench this weekend with Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes expected to start up front.

But for Crouch, returning to Merseyside will be a special occasion, although he admits he will have no trouble opening his Burnley account.

“If a chance comes, it’s not a problem, I’d be sticking it away without any trouble," said the frontman.

"I've only got happy memories from my time there and I always love going back.

“I love going back, I have got a lot of friends there still.

“I loved it, at the time we won the FA Cup got to the Champions League final and I was probably playing the best football of my career at that point.

“People I know in the area are big Reds as well so it is good to go back."

And Crouch believes that Jurgen Klopp's side can overhaul City, who host Watford on Saturday evening, at the top of the table and claim their first league championship since 1990.

"It is exciting," the striker said of the title race. "I was looking at the run-ins and I think Liverpool’s run-in is slightly easier than City’s.

"The title race is going to go down to the wire because both teams are so strong.

"There are still going to be so many twists and turns. City have got a difficult period coming up.

"There's about four games in a row, some hard ones, so I expect, after the weekend, they (Liverpool) will do it.”