Former Liverpool striker is adamant of Saido Mane and Mo Salah are not friends.
Crouch was asked whether he believes there is a genuine problem between the two.
And he replied: “Mane’s face, having been substituted, was a picture. He was furious and rightly so, because when you smell blood as a striker, the last thing you want is to be taken off.
“Are he and Salah the best of friends? I doubt it. But it doesn’t matter. I had strike partners who I knew never liked me. It never prevented me getting on with my job.”
Crouch added that he would not be surprised if both Mane and Salah are secretly in competition with each other over their scoring despite the regularity with which they provide each other with assists.
“But don’t kid yourself that a competition isn’t going on between Salah and Mane.
“Every forward player is selfish and these two will want to score as many goals as they possibly can — Salah, in particular, looks obsessed with his numbers right now.”