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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Veteran Kuyt Scores Twice to Maintain 100% Start

Feyenoord are continuing their impressive form in the league after securing a fourth consecutive victory at the start of the season.

However, this victory was made possible because of striker Dirk Kuyt, who defied his age with a brilliant brace against Excelsior. Feyenoord have been one of the surprise packages of the Dutch Eredivisie 2016-17 season. They were expected to be in the mix to the Champions League qualification outfits, but they have stormed to the top of the table after a sensational start. However, the team looked like being in danger of suffering the first defeat of the season as they were trailing 1-0 after just 26 minutes.

Kuyt, who recently watched his team come up against Manchester United and Fenerbahce in the Champions League draw, was in inspired form and he came up with the equaliser just one minute before half-time. This proved to be the crucial element in the game asExcelsior fell like a pack of cards following this goal.Kuyt’s second goal of the game came just before the hour and this put Feyenoord in the lead.Excelsior’s confidence seemed to hit a rock bottom after watching the striker scored the goal. They conceded two more goals in the next five minutes to lose the game in a poor fashion.

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Dirk Kuyt believes that Klopp will be a success at Liverpool

Dirk Kuyt believes that German manager,Jurgen Klopp is the man to bring success back to Liverpool. He stated that Klopp has achieved great success with his previous clubs and hopefully he will be able to accomplish the same thing in England with Liverpool.

Dirk Kuyt said that so far Klopp has already managed some interesting wins. He was referring to the way Liverpool demolished Manchester City and believed that the new manager should be given more time to build his team. He also backed the England side in the Europa league and that they have a good chance to win the trophy in Klopp’s first season.

In a recent interview, he has been speaking about his time at the club, the atmosphere at Anfield and during the big games. He recognizes that things have changed a lot ever since he left the club with very few players and staff members remaining on the team.

He stated that he still follows the team performance on television whenever he has time. He believes that Klopp is a really charismatic manager that helps to bond the players with the club. If there is someone that can bring success to Liverpool, he stated that it was Jurgen Klopp.

Dirk Kuyt signed for Liverpool in 2006 from Feyenoord and will become a success in England. He was also a favorite player with the Anfield supporters. He managed to make 285 appearances for  Liverpool and scored more than 60 goals in the process. (more…)