Jurgen Klopp Wants Fresh Contract Extension For Roberto Firmino

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the club’s hierarchy to commit Roberto Firmino to a new long-term contract. The Brazil international has been one of the many standout performers for the Merseyside giants, and he has stepped up his game following the departure of compatriot Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.

Dirk Kuyt Reacts to Virgil Van Dijk’s Merseyside Derby Winner

Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has reacted to Liverpool breaking the world transfer record fee for a defender by signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £ 75 million. The Dutchman has broken into the scene over the last couple of seasons after impressing at Celtic. This led to a £ 13 million move to Southampton a couple of years ago. Almost immediately after the exit of Daniel Agger, Liverpool felt a major void at the back and this was complicated by the departure of Martin Skrtel. After conceding too many goals, manager Jurgen Klopp was keen to get his primary summer transfer target – Virgil van Dijk – at any cost.

This prompted Liverpool to agree to a £75 million transfer fee demand from Southampton, who refused to sell the defender for £60 million back in the summer. Even though Virgil van Dijk was not entirely happy in his last six months at the St Mary stadium, Southampton’s perseverance helped them make a huge profit on the player. Virgil van Dijk made an outstanding appearance in the Liverpool shirt after managing to come up with an 84th minute winner against Everton in the Merseyside derby. This was his first appearance for Liverpool and his first game in almost two weeks.

Kuyt hails Gerrard as greatest he’s ever played with

Former Liverpool legend Dirk Kuyt has played with some amazing players over the years but he had no hesitation who he believes is the best he ever played with and that is Steven Gerrard.

The Dutchman, who retired from the game earlier this year, knows better than most how talented the former Reds skipper was as they played together for six seasons at Anfield from 2006-2012.

Feyenoord Coach Expects Manchester City to Win Champions League

Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has claimed that Manchester City have all the capabilities to win the Champions League the season.


The team managed by Pep Guardiola finished without any major honour last season, and this led to the club spending a vast sum of money in improving the squad. More than £ 220 million worth of talent have come to the Etihad stadium over the summer, and Guardiola has released a number of players who did not perform well last season. The changes have already made a positive impact with City making a strong start to the season.

Dirk Kuyt in the List of Players who Used TUEs

Several iconic footballers have been named in the latest hack released by Fancy Bears group.


This hack focuses on the list of failed drug test by the players, which have come to the attention of the football Association and Fifa. Yet, the lack of any action appears to be surprising. Among the names to be included in the list are some of the former Premier League stars like Dirk Kuyt and Carlos Tevez. The former was reportedly prescribed with corticosteroids, which is a steroid hormone. Even though they are being considered as legal in the eyes of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), their use by those players has created a lot of surprise.

FEYENOORD NOT SURE OF VAN PERSIE

Reports in Holland say Feyenoord are not sure of star striker Robin van Persie. As the experiment with Dirk Kuyt paid off last term and with his retirement, many pointed to the former Arsenal and Manchester United man as the next rallying man.


The club director Martin van Geel is seeking to convince the Netherlands international to make the move from his Turkish base with Fenerbahce. However, reports say other members of the board are not sure it is the right move.

KUYT AND KLAASSEN PROTESTS USE OF ARTIFICIAL TURFS

Dutch soccer legend Dirk Kuyt, captain of Eredivisie title-winning Feyenoord is joined by 24-year old Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen to protest the use of artificial turfs in the top tier.


Twelve captains were of top sides were involved in the protests against the use of artificial turf. They asked the national soccer federation and the organizers of the league to make amends.

The captains used their national union VVCS to make their case for a natural turf.
“I know for sure that due to artificial pitches, Dutch football will fall further behind,” Kuyt said.

COUTINHO SET TO BREAK RECORD OVER THE WEEKEND

Brazilian sensation Philippe Coutinho is set to break his personal scoring record when the Reds play West Brom this Sunday.


The talented playmaker has netted in Liverpool’s last three games but he has never quite made the fourth. If he gets a goal against the in-form Albion side, it would be a personal record of four straight games.

FEYENOORD CONTINUE FINE FORM WITH 2-0 VICTORY

Dutch giant Feyenoord continued their fine form with a 2-0 victory over Roda in an away clash.


Struggling side Roda have not won any home game this campaign so they were not expected to cause an upset to high flying Feyenoord. However, they put up a strong fight in the first half of the clash against Giovanni can Bronckhorst side.

Dirk Kuyt Urges Wijnaldum To Replicate His Heroics against Manchester United

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has advised Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum to make sure that his club beat Manchester United this weekend.


Kuyt was one of the players on the Liverpool team to score a hat-trick in this fixture. An incredible success in 2011 is still remembered by most Liverpool fans, and certainlyKuyt. Even if he was not known for his goals in his Liverpool career,Kuyt came up with an incredible hat-trick in 2011. This inspired a 3-1 success over United. Liverpool and United will be renewing the old rivalry this weekend.

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