Peter Crouch admits he will have a foot in both camps when it comes to Saturday night’s Champions League final.

The Burnley striker had experience in Europe’s top club competition with both Liverpool and Tottenham who go head-to-head for the trophy in Madrid this weekend. 

The 38-year-old, out of contract with the Clarets and weighing up his future, picked up a runners-up medal with the Reds in 2007 before being a key figure in Spurs’ first foray into the competition in the 2010/11 season. 

“It’s a difficult one for me,” former England man Crouch said. 

“I’ve got friends in both camps and I’ve got a wife who is from Liverpool and her dad is a massive Liverpool fan.

“I’ve got loads of friends who are Tottenham fans too so what I’m going to do is sit on a massive fence!”

Crouch has a Champions League hat-trick to his name for Spurs against Young Boys, a campaign that also saw him find the back of the net at the San Siro against AC Milan in the second round.  

He was then however sent off after 14 minutes in the quarter-finals against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, the towering striker seeing red on the opposite side of the Spanish capital to tomorrow’s showpiece. 

“I look back on my career with nothing but pride,” Crouch said. 

“I got to a Champions League final and won the FA Cup with Liverpool, we had an amazing adventure and got into the Champions League for the first time at Tottenham and got to the quarter-finals. 

“We beat AC Milan, Inter Milan, there’s so many great memories so I don’t have regrets. 

“There’s a bit of jealously, don’t get me wrong, the Champions League final is the pinnacle and of course you want to play in all the big games. 

“I’ve had a great time though and have only got happy memories.”

Crouch looked on with admiration as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds ran Manchester City so close in the Premier League title race, amassing 97 points only to come up just short.

The 42-cap England international has seen plenty of things in his long career but believes Pep Guardiola’s City are the best side he’s played against. 

“I was gutted for Liverpool but I think we knew what was going to happen on the final day,” said Crouch. 

“I didn’t think City were going to lose to Brighton and they did the job. 

“It’s an amazing achievement to get so close to Man City, they are possibly the best team I’ve ever played against. 

“I played against the tail end of Arsenal’s Invincibles and they were incredible. 

“It’s a close one but City are incredible and Liverpool have matched them every step of the way and there’s the Champions League final and they can take great pride in their season.”

The Anfield club set up their chance for European silverware with a stunning comeback against Barcelona, winning the second leg 4-0 having lost the first leg 3-0 in the Nou Camp to seemingly be all but eliminated. 

“I’d never seen anything like it,” Crouch said. 

“I played in some great nights at Anfield and getting to the Champions League final in 2007 when we beat Chelsea was electric. 

“They’ve beaten Real Madrid there and had some great nights there but I’ve never seen anything like that, 4-0 against Barcelona after being 3-0 down.”