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LIVERPOOL INTERESTED IN REAL MADRID STAR

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.
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RANKING LIVERPOOL GREATEST STRIKERS IN THE PAST DECADE

Liverpool football club is one of the most successful football clubs in England and the past decade has seen the club go through a fair share of quality forwards that have graced the club. The list of top forwards has propelled the club to trophies and expanded its popularity across the world. Below are some of the best forwards to have played for the club.

Dirk Kuyt

The Dutch forward was signed from Feyenoordin the summer of 2006 and quickly became a cult hero at the club. Blessed with tremendous stamina and incredible work rate he became a key member of the first team under different managers at the club.
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KUYT SPEAKS ON LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL

The Echo caught with former Liverpool maestro Dirk Kuyt for a quick interview, discussing life after retirement, what he thinks about Liverpool’s chances this season and about his Foundation charity.

Dirk Kuyt made the switch to the red half of Merseyside from boyhood club Feyenoord in 2006. The winger spent 7 seasons at Liverpool between 2006 and 2012, making a total of 208 appearances and scoring 51 goals.
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Liverpool needs to rediscover attacking football

Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt believes that Liverpool needs to rediscover the attacking football that makes them so strong last season. He said that although Liverpool is close to the leaders in the table they are struggling in Europe this season. He believes that they will not go far in the Champions League unless they rediscover their attacking football.

Dirk Kuyt said that Liverpool has the best front three in Europe last season and that they have struggled to replicate the same sort of form this season. In contrast, he said that they have improved defensively as they are now conceding fewer goals.
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Dirk Kuyt backs Dejan Lovren to have a great season

Former Liverpool favourite Dirk Kuyt has backed Dejan Lovren to have a strong season with Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatia international has often been highlighted as the weakness in the Reds defence but Kuyt believes the centre-back can things around after enjoying a great summer with Croatia.

“Lovren is a great guy. I am big Liverpool fan, follower on social, and I saw Dejan joined the team. He will have a great season and I believe Liverpool can fight Man City for the title this season. I enjoyed watching Croatia at the World Cup and how passionate they fought, not giving up for one second. They deserved a little more, but France are a terrific team and reaching the final is, in itself, amazing,” he was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
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AZ ALKMAAR FORWARD JAHANBAKHSH TO CARRY IRAN’S HOPE AT WC

AlirezaJahanbakhsh will be the man to carry the hopes of Iran at the World Cup in Russia. The forward is in superb form and would be expected to deliver the necessary goals to push the Middle-Eastern side to their first ever Last 16 round in the World Cup stage.

The national team defence was in the spotlight as Iran went through the qualification process. They conceded barely two goals in ten matches in the group qualification stage and are expected to continue their fine defensive run in Russia. However, they will have a tough task defending against a high scoring team like Spain, with Portugal – led by the outstanding Cristiano Ronaldo – and Morocco also in the Group B.
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