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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.

Even though this was one of the important games of the season for the club, Mourinho took the gamble and decided to use the 23-year-old as the striker. This decision baffled many because he had the likes of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba on the bench. This was also not to the first time the Portuguese has decided to go with this selection, as Schurrle had been used in the same position against Manchester United earlier in the season. On both occasions, he did not create much impact, but Carragher says that the way Schurrle played reminded him of Kuyt.

The Dutchman is now playing for Fenerbahce, but he has been linked with a return to Premier League with West Ham United.

"He reminds me of Dirk Kuyt, he's a managers dream. He can play left, right, centre, and always puts a shift in. You know what you will get, is he the greatest technically, probably not, but he (Jose Mourinho) doesn't know what he will get from his strikers, not an awful lot. He probably wants graft and grit in there. He [Torres] hasn't done enough to complain, knock on a manager's door. He's done nothing to back it up, and not been good enough," said Carragher about Schurrle and Torres.