Johan Cruyff once claimed that the most important player for the national team

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff once claimed that the most important player for the national team was not star players like Arjen Robben or Wesley Sneijder, but it was striker Dirk Kuyt.

The former Liverpool player often sacrificed his own statistics for the results of the team. He may not grab headlines often, but it was due to his presence that other players made headlines according toCruyff. Now approaching the end of his career, Kuyt recently moved back to Holland where it all began for him with Feyenoord. He’ll be hoping to make a huge impact at the club in what could be his final few seasons as a professional footballer.

Dirk Kuytsays that he never expected Feyenoord only to have achieved Europa League qualification

Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuytsays that he never expected Feyenoord only to have achieved Europa League qualification for the upcoming campaign.

The Dutchman will be joining Feyenoord once his contract expires with Turkish club Fenerbahce. He has already announced the agreement with the Dutch club and the process of rejoining the former Dutch champions is expected to be a mere formality. Unlike in recent seasons whenKuyt has been used to playing in the Champions League, he will find a different set up at his former club. He represented Feyenoord from 2003 to 2006 before moving onto Liverpool.

Dirk Kuythas not played in the Dutch league since the 2006

Former Dutch international Dirk Kuythas not played in the Dutch league since the 2006 campaign. He joined Liverpool soon after the conclusion of the season.

Prior to this move to the Premier League, Dirk Kuyt was held in high regard that his former club Feyenoord. The 34-year-old has now revealed that he will be rejoining Feyenoord once his contract with Fenerbahce comes to an end.Kuyt has been playing in the Turkish league since 2012 after bringing his long spell with Liverpool to an end. The striker has been a firm fan favourite wherever he has been and this is the case with his spell in Turkish football.

Dirk Kuyt registered over 200 appearances for Liverpool

Dirk Kuyt registered over 200 appearances for Liverpool during the time when the Dutch footballer performed in Anfield. The campaign of Dirk Kuyt in the Premier League began on August of 2006 as he made his debut performance as a player of Liverpool during a league match against West Ham United.

It’s been over 5 years since Dirk Kuyt has performed for Liverpool as the Dutchman left the Premier League club and joined Fenerbahce which he hasn’t left but Liverpool still represents something special for Kuyt as the player recently stated just how overjoyed he was after having accepted an invitation that was given to him involving his former club.

The Liverpool FC Foundation has organized a charity match that will be played on March 29. Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are going to be the captains of each teams of this match and Kuyt admitted in saying that just going back to Liverpool is going to be very significant and special for him.

Southampton start new Season at a New High

Southampton is enjoying going through a superb start of the season and after 12 matches they are located in 2nd place having collected a total of 26 points as the team of Ronald Koeman is surprisingly ahead of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool in the Premier League standings.

Things will start getting much more difficult for Southampton in their final match of the month of November as they have to face off with Manchester City and in December Southampton has league matches scheduled to be played against Arsenal and Manchester United. These games will be the toughest ones for Ronald Koeman and his team before 2015 kicks in.

With the January transfer window approaching, Koeman is starting to search around for possible signings that could arrive to Southampton without having to break the bank and one of these potential players is Dirk Kuyt.

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.