Fenerbahce returned to winning ways after enduring a string of poor performances, defeating Gaziantepspor 2-1.

The Istanbul-based club have suffered a bad start this term despite being the runners-up in the Spor Toto Super League last season. The win would serve as a confidence booster when they meet Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday, September 29th.


Galatasaray made a move to take the 29-year old midfielder Lucas Leiva away from Liverpool and seemed close to signing the Brazilian midfielder after they agreed terms with the Premier League side, with Lucas looking set to follow Dirk Kuyt from The Reds into Turkish Football.

Lucas Leiva started his career as a box-to-box midfielder at Gremio in Brazil where he won the Campeonato Gaucho in 2006 and 2007. In July 2007 he was signed by Liverpool, where he developed into one of the league's premier defensive midfielders.

The right-footer midfielder has since made over 300 appearances for the club and won the League Cup in 2012. From 2010 to 2016 Lucas led the Premier League in tackles per game, five times in six seasons

Dirk Kuyt Reflects on Europa League Draw for Feyenoord

Feyenoord have made a strong start to the Dutch campaign and are top of the table after three games, but they will also have one eye on the upcoming Europa League games since it offers them a great chance to qualify for the Champions League next season.

There is already a case of many reunions in the Europa League draw that was made on Thursday. Feyenoord will be up against Manchester United, Fenerbahce, and Zorya in the group stages of the competition. As a result, striker Dirk Kuyt will be coming up against two of his old foes.


Liverpool new signing Georgino Wijnaldum has opened up on talks he had with former Liverpool star player Dirk Kuyt.

Kuyt on Georginio Wijnaldum

Dirk Kuyt used to perform with Liverpool from 2006 until 2012 where he managed to make over 200 appearances. The Dutch player has expressed his opinions concerning the latest signing that the Premier League outfit Liverpool has completed.

Liverpool signed Georginio Wijnaldum for a transfer fee of £25 million as he made his way from Newcastle United to the team of Jurgen Klopp. Even though Newcastle United went through an underwhelming season which saw them being relegated after only being able to win 9 matches from 38.

Dirk Kuyt to stay with Feyenoord until the end of the 2016-2017 season

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has signed a one-year contract extension with Dutch club Feyenoord that will see him stay until the end of the 2016-2017 season.

Dirk Kuyt has been impressive this season scoring 19 goals in 32 league games and has been rewarded with a new contract.

The former Liverpool player said that he is happy to be playing for another year with Feyenoord and that he will do everything he can in order to bring success to the team. He said that the whole squad was determined to have a good season, and they managed to win the Dutch Cup. He believes that the team is hungry for more trophies, and he is sure that next season will be better in terms of silverware.

Daniel Sturridge is man to Watch - Dirk Kuyt

Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt is of the opinion that Daniel Sturridge is the man to watch for Liverpool in the next few weeks.


Scottish club Dundee FC have signed Holland international Yordi Teijsse ahead of the coming season.

The 23-year old Teijsse decided to follow the footsteps of former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt by moving across the North Sea.

Dirk Kuyt confident after Winning against Utrecht

Feyenoord claimed the Dutch Cup after a 2-1 win over Utrecht in the final.

Striker and captain Dirk Kuyt is hoping that this victory is the start of a renaissance from the Dutch outfit. Feyenoord have struggled to challenge for the league title this season. Hence, there was more than usual attention on cup competitions like the Dutch Cup. Kuyt, who went through several seasons without winning a major honour at a Liverpool, has now been successful in each of his last five seasons. He is hoping that the Dutch outfit start challenge for trophies on a more regular basis including doing well in European competitions.

Kuyt backs Liverpool to qualify for the final

Dirk Kuyt believes that Liverpool can still qualify for the Europa League final despite being beaten 1-0 in Spain. Lopez scored a goal in the 92nd minute to help Villareal defeat Liverpool.

He stated that this is only the first-half of the tie and that there is still 90 minutes to play for in the semi-final. He believes that the side will be able to overcome the deficit at Anfield and that they still have a chance to make it to the final.