Liverpool cult hero Dirk Kuyt confirms he is returning to former club Feyenoord

Feyenoord, De Kuip

The Dutchman is returning after nine years away.

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 habit 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, but he remains a player the fans love, especially for his antics against Manchester United and Everton over the years.

But this summer he is leaving Turkey and heading home, his original home that is with Feyenoord. He told De Telegraaf that he will be returning to Rotterdam in the summer:

“I’m coming home after the summer and I can’t wait to play again in De Kuip.

“Feyenoord have always been a draw. We talked about a return when I left Liverpool but it didn’t happen.”

Kuyt will now be hoping to help his former team back to former glories. The club have not won a major trophy in seven years, and have not won the Eredivisie since 1999.

The squad, which is currently populated mainly by young talent, will certainly benefit from the presence of an old head like Kuyt's to guide them to future success. Liverpool fans will undoubtedly wish him all the best.

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