Dirk Kuyt retires from Football

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old will now be focusing on his club career in order to continue playing for a few more years. He goes out of international football with his head held high after making more than 100 appearances for the national team. Even though he has not been a renowned goal scorer, Dirk Kuyt has always received a glowing praises from his teammates during the unselfish work that he puts on the pitch. This was especially evident in during his Liverpool career when Dirk Kuyt started playing more on the right wing because of his defensive attributes.

Kuyt Believes Roma Can Win

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt is of the opinion that Roma will be able to win the Italian Serie A title this season. The Dutch international is currently playing for Turkish club Fenerbahce. They recently took on Roma in a friendly match that finished has a 3-3 draw. After this exciting match, Kuyt says that he saw enough quality within this Roma team to challenge Juventus for the title. Juventus have won the league title for the past three seasons, but they have recently lost the charismatic manager Antonio Conte to the Italian national team.

Kuyt Works In The Background

Sometimes, in a team full of classical players, a man with slightly lesser amount of talent goes unnoticed despite the fact that he is as much responsible for the team’s success as those ‘Classical’ players.

The story of Dirk Kuyt is pretty much the same. He is not a typical Holland footballer. He is far from being artistic. He perhaps is not talented enough to be called world class either. But, over the years, he has contributed a lot in the success of Netherlands national team at big stages.

The ongoing World Cup in Brazil is the third World Cup of Kuyt’s career. He had been one of the stand-out Dutch players in the last World Cup in South Africa and was one of the key reasons why Netherlands had made it to the final.

Kuyt Believes United Will Regain Past Glory With Van Gaal

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt says that he expects Manchester United to once again return to the top of the English league under the regime of Louis van Gaal. Dutch national team boss van Gaal has been appointed as the successor for David Moyes, who was sacked towards the end of last season. It was a disappointing campaign for United in every competition, as they finished in a lowly seventh place. This was the first time they had finished outside the top four since the inception of the Premier league in 1992.

Kyut Remains An Influencial Player For Fenerbahce

Having made consistent appearances for Fenerbahce in this season as well as the previous one, Dirk Kuyt even at his 33 years of age, the Dutchman remains being an influential player for his club and things are only getting better for the former Liverpool player as he was named in Louis van Gaal’s provisional list of players which he will be taking into the plane as they hop on board and go to Brazil.

Dirk Kuyt and Fenerbahce have enjoyed a successful campaign as the club managed to win their 19th Turkish Super Lig and Kuyt helped the club on securing the silverware as he scored 10 goals as well as a number of assists throughout the season.

The former Liverpool man will be training with Netherlands for the next couple of weeks along with the rest of the squad which includes figures such as: Robin van Persie, Klaas- Jan Huntelaar and Arjen Robben as some of the more prominent figures of the team.

SCHURRLE LIKE KUYT

Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said that Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle reminds him of former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt. The Dutchman was often used as a right-winger despite being a striker.

He was converted into those new position by former manager Rafael Benitez. After having played with Kuyt for several years, Carragher is one of the few players who can comment on his style football. Carragher recently saw Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho experiment by using Schurrle as the striker in the first leg Champions League match against Paris St Germain.

KUYT HEADING BACK?

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt could be on his way back to England after it has emerged that West Ham United are interested in bringing him to the Premier league once again.

The Dutch striker has been playing in Turkish football with Fenerbahce, who are top of the Turkish league right now. They have a substantial lead over second placed Galatasaray. Despite the chance to win the Turkish league and play in the Champions League almost on a regular basis, Kuyt could be open to the possibility of returning to England – one of the best leagues in the world.

KUYT RETIRES

Dirk Kuyt announced his retirement from playing for his national country Holland after the 2014 World Cup comes to an end. The Dutchman is currently helping Fernerbahce fighting in their league and he is expected to get past the 100 matches mark with Holland during the upcoming World Cup.

"I will never stop calling myself an international. But I have to be realistic. This will be my last tournament. I am 34 years old. Other players will take my place’’.

"It's very special that my last World Cup will be in Brazil. Hopefully we can achieve the same level as in 2010. I think it's going to be a really good tournament with Brazil as absolute favorites. You just want to be there with the best players and best countries in the world. Hopefully we can achieve the same as we did in 2010 when we reached the finals’’.

LIVERPOOL CRUISING

Liverpool’s charge to the top spots of the Premier League continue rolling on in sensational form with a 3-1 triumph over Cardiff City and Luis Suarez once more being the central figure of the club as he scored twice and gave the assist for the remaining goal.

Even though Suarez is going through a marvelous time in Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers and his teammates, the January wish-list for the Premier League club is going to be a busy one as they have a number of players hoping to land when the transfer window re-opens.

The 21 years old defender of Oldham, James Tarkowski is one of the targets that Brendan Rodgers has as he is a huge fan of the defender and has a contract that expires at the end of the next season but Rodgers should be able to offload more money in order to snatch him away from his current club even if it hasn’t ended.

Fenerbahçe keen on PSG’s Pastore

Turkish giants Fenerbahçe are keen on signing Paris Saint Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, according to manager Ersun Yanal.

The Argentina international joined the French giants in the summer of 2011 in a big money move from Italian club Palermo and was the first marquee signing for the club under their new Qatari owners.

But since the move, he has failed to produce the kind of form in France that prompted the Parisian club to part with almost £ 40 million for his signature, the kind of form that he displayed with Palermo, which made him one of the most sought after youngsters in Europe with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid keen on bringing him to the club.

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