Twitter reacts to Dirk Kuyt's performance against Chile

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Dirk Kuyt was given his first appearance of the World Cup in the Netherlands' final group match against Chile.

Dirk Kuyt was handed his first appearance of the World Cup by Louis van Gaal as the Netherlands maintained their 100% record at the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Chile - which means they top Group B.

They will face Mexico in the second round of the competition at the weekend with goals from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay, whilst Kuyt was given the opportunity to impress. 

Liverpool fans will remember he was quite a versatile player who was praised for his work rate having played up front and on both flanks during his time on Merseyside, but they won't have had the opportunity to see the Dutchman occupying the rather unfamiliar position of left-wing back he was selected in by his manager.

Some may have wondered if he still played international football after he left Liverpool in 2012, some were puzzled by the role he was given in the Netherlands team, whilst others still remember him fondly for his time in the Premier League.

Here is what a few users on twitter had to say regarding the oldest member of the Dutch squad, and his performance in a rather unfamiliar position in Sao Paulo:


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