Manchester United have had to wait for nine years to pay arch rivals Liverpool back in their own coin after the FA Cup fourth round clash between the two big clubs at the weekend. The two teams had met at the same stage of the competition nine years ago and it was Liverpool who scored late to move into the fifth round at the expense of Manchester United.
Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-1 at home in their fourth round clash during the 2012 FA Cup. Dirk Kuyt was the hero for hosts Liverpool as his goal was crucial to the outcome of the game. Dirk Kuyt scored in the final minutes of the game to hand the Reds victory after South Korean football legend and Manchester United man Park Ji-Sung had cancelled out the opening goal from Daniel Agger for the hosts. (more…)
Dutch football legend Dirk Kuytquit his job as a youth coach at Feyenoord where he had two spells and also retired as a footballer. The 40-year-old has decided to put his dreams of becoming a manager on hold for a greater reason as reported by the Daily Mirror earlier this summer. Dirk Kuythad always wanted to follow in the footsteps ofhis Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrardby going into management.
Gerrard has done a good job as the Rangers manager since he took the job last summer after leading the Scottish giants to second place at the end of the league campaign last season. There has been a significant improvement for Gerrard and Rangers in the league this season with the team presently at the top of the table Rangers have an 11-point lead over rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League table though Celtic have played two games less. (more…)
Bayern Munich have left the race to land Bayern Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz. Bayern Munich who recently wrapped up the league title are not prepared to match Bayer Leverkusen’s valuation of their much-fancied talisman.
Bayern Munich are known for poaching the most prestigious talents in the Bundesliga. Many had expected them to make a move for the Leverkusen starlet this summer.
Takumi Minamino is expected to make the mark and be a success with Liverpool according to former Manchester United player Park Ji Sung. The former United midfielder expects the Japan international to adapt to English topflight.He stated that he will need time to adapt to the pace of the league.
Park also stated his pleasure with Asia footballers making the move to major clubs around Europe. Minamino is the first Japanese to represent Liverpool, a move that is welcomed by another Asia export to the English topflight.
Dirk Kuyt is a former footballer for Liverpool. He has mentioned some of the names of footballers with whom he has played during his time. But he has stressed on one name who he finds to be the most special one for him during his entire career. He is lucky to have played many games together with him. Kuyt has been a bright player in his career of professional football for over a period of 20 years and has starred for many of the clubs that he liked such as Feyenoord, FC Utrecht, Liverpool, and Fenerbahce. Kuyt has made approximately 800 appearances.
Dirk Kuyt has been lucky enough to play alongside some of the legendary footballers like Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, Rafael Van Der Vaart, Robin van Persie, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Luis Suarez, and Steven Gerrard during the time of his career. And now the Dutchman has mentioned the legend player from Liverpool who has also been the captain, Steven Gerrard, as the special player alongside whom he had the pleasure to pleasure.
Liverpool have emerged as a potential destination for Colombia ace James Rodriguez. The Real Madrid man is keen on leaving the club this summer with a number of clubs reportedly interested in his services.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be pushing for the transfer as James remains a quality player. The 27-year-old has been told by manager Zinedine Zidane that he is surplus to requirements and can leave in the summer.