Whether Dirk Kuyt was playing for Liverpool, Feyenoord or Holland, he was rarely the most talented player in the team, yet he was always one of the most loved and appreciated. Over a 19-year professional career, Kuyt represented Utrecht, Feyenoord, Liverpool and Fenerbahce, also winning an impressive 104 caps for the Netherlands. And he earned a place in the hearts of all the fans he represented.
We’ve looked back on some of Kuyt’s best moments to explain why he was so universally loved. (more…)
Peter Crouch narrated how he almost killed then Liverpool teammate Dirk Kuyt just a week before the 2007 UEFA Champions League final clash with Italian Serie A giants AC Milan. He sat down with FourFourTwo Magazine four years ago to talk about not starting the 2007 Champions League final, Liverpool and much more.
On how he almost ran over Dirk Kuyt in a go kart, Peter Crouch said that Liverpool were on a training camp of Portugal to prepare for the aforementioned Champions League final and they went go-karting. After going round the track, Crouch flew into the pit where they were meant to stop only for his brakes to be non-existent with Dirk Kuyt and Xabi Alonso in front of him. Crouch revealed that he had to pick who was less valuable to the team and that was Kuyt as he swerved into him. In the end, the Dutchman didn’t suffer any injury. (more…)
Liverpool turned up in style and showed why they are one of the favorites to win this season’s UEFA Champions League title after a thrilling performance saw them come back from behind to defeat Italian Serie A giants AC Milan at Anfield on Wednesday night. It was a glowing European night at the Liverpool home ground and the fixture did not disappoint when it comes to expected attention and entertainment. The fixture brought back old memories to mind as it was a repeat of the 2005 Champions League final between the two sides that saw the Reds stage an emphatic comeback from three goals down to equalize and force the match into penalties.
It didn’t take too long for the first goal of the night to arrive as AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori put the ball into his own net to hand the home side the lead as early as in the 9th minute. The Group B match day 1 fixture saw Milan score two goals in just two minutes after equalizing in the 42nd minute and then taking the lead two minutes after, a result that meant that the Italian side would be finishing the first-half with the lead. (more…)
Former Liverpool and Fenerbahce attacker Dirk Kuyt believes that Euro 2020 played a major part in Steven Berghuis’ decision to sign for Ajax Amsterdam. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Berghuis has signed for Champions League campaigners.
Berghuis was the Feyenoord skipper before he signed for fellow Dutch Eredivisie club Ajax Amsterdam. Ajax paid €5.5m to secure the signing of Berghuis. Dirk Kuyt is disappointed that Berghuis opted to sign for Ajax. Dutchman Berghuis is currently on holiday after his involvement with the Dutch national team at the Euro 2020 tournament. (more…)
Dirk Kuyt has drummed up support for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as a future Liverpool manager. The former Liverpool attacker made this known in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror. According to him, Gerrard has what it takes to be a successful manager in the Anfield dugout.
Kuyt has been impressed with Steven Gerrard and how the Liverpool legend has been able to take Rangers back to the top of club football in Scotland. Gerrard was the mastermind as Rangers ended the nine-year reign of Celtic as Scottish Premiership champions. Gerrard and his Rangers went through the entire league season without a single defeat to emerge champions. (more…)
Liverpool will win the Premier League title next season despite an underwhelming campaign this term according to former club striker Dirk Kuyt. Kuyt made this known in an interview with Stadium Astro earlier this month. According to the Dutchman, the Reds would bounce back from the disappointing defence of the league title won last season by winning another one next season.
Arsenal legend Tony Adams was in unison with Dirk Kuyt over the issue of the Premier League title next season. The ex-Arsenal defender agreed with Dirk Kuyt on Liverpool winning the Premier League next season and he was even more optimistic than the Ex-Liverpool attacker about the Merseyside club and its preparations ahead of next season. (more…)