'I miss Liverpool' - Cult hero Dirk Kuyt admits absence makes the heart grow fonder

Dirk Kuyt

The Dutchman was a big hit during his playing days at Anfield.

Liverpool snapped up Dutchman Dirk Kuyt from Feyenoord as a goalscorer.

But at Liverpool he was transformed into a hard-working, high pressing, forward - with a penchant for scoring in the important games.

It was this and his tireless hard work which made him something of a cult hero at Anfield. Indeed when you mention Kuyt, who won the League Cup during his time on Merseyside, to a Liverpool fan they might go as far as to call him a legend.

He left the club for Fenerbahce in 2012 and has been impressive in the Turkish league, but he remains a player the fans love, especially for his antics against Manchester United and Everton over the years.

With Liverpool in Istanbul to take on Besiktas this evening, Kuyt was always going to be keen on getting in on the action.

That he did, speaking to the official site today he gushed about his time at Liverpool and how much he misses the club:

"Of course I miss Liverpool. It is the place I lived the longest with my family - more than six years. We had an amazing time there and I would be lying if I said I didn't miss it."

He may be past his best and the wrong side of 30 but Kuyt's contract expires in the summer. He is widely expected to be on his way back to Feyenoord, as reported by the Liverpool Echo earlier this month. However, we doubt any Liverpool fan would not want him back at the club for just one more season.

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