The former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has said that he decided to leave Anfield in the summer after growing frustrated about the lack of first-team opportunities especially in the last few months of the campaign. Dirk Kuyt finally brought an end to his six year spell at the club after sealing his £ 1 million move to the Turkish club Fenerbache. He has now said that he was not selected on a regular basis by the former manager Kenny Dalglish, while the Liverpool legend was also treating him in the unjust manner possible. This meant that he could not stay at the club any longer despite the exit of the manager.

Even the arrival of the former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers to replace Kenny Dalglish did not help matters, as Fenerbache made a £ 1 million bid that was accepted by the Merseyside club. The 31-year-old may have just one major trophy to his credit with Liverpool during his six years with the club, but he is fondly remembered for his excellent work rate. Signed by the former manager Rafael Benitez, he was converted into a right winger from the striker’s position. Liverpool are now struggling with not any recognised striker’s other than Luis Suarez due to injury for Fabio Borini.

“It was hard. The last season wasn’t as I had expected it. I wanted to be more involved. The season before, I was the team’s top scorer and the player with the most assists, but new players came in and my time on the pitch was less than expected. You can see the team needs a little more time. Hopefully the supporters and everyone gives them a bit of time because Brendan is a great coach,” said the 32-year-old. He has signed a three-year contract with the Turkish club.