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Dirk Kuyt leaves Liverpool

2012-06-03 15:41

Ankara - Dutch international forward Dirk Kuyt ended a six year spell with English Premier League side Liverpool on Sunday after he agreed to move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce according to media reports.

The 31-year-old - capped over 80 times and a member of the Dutch side beaten in the 2010 World Cup final - reportedly signed a three year contract with the Turkish league runners-up for a fee of €1m

Kuyt only won one trophy while at Liverpool, last season's League Cup although he also played in an FA Cup final and a Champions League final.

Fenerbahce, one of the giant Istanbul teams, officially declared the transfer to the Turkish stock exchange, said the private NTV television.

Fenerbahce finished second in the league after Galatasaray and qualified for next season's Champions League.

But the final decision rests with the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), which previously banned Fenerbahce from the 2011-2012 Champions League after allegations that several matches were fixed during the 2010-2011 season.

The investigation into the allegations led to a wave of arrests last summer, while Fenerbahce was hit hardest by the case that sent its boss, Aziz Yildirim and more than a dozen team members behind bars in the ongoing trial.

AFP

Comments
  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-03 17:46

    Liverpool isn't moving forward...

  • Stormkaap - 2012-06-03 18:17

    Good luck..this oke always gave 100%

      Bob - 2012-06-04 10:01

      Stormkaap, yes he did always give 100%, unfortunately this often resulted in running in to dead ends like a headless chicken, as aadil noted, he did have his good days, but unfortunately they have been too few and far between for the last couple of seasons, wish him all the best for the future and the effort he put in over the years for LFC, but yes good move for all concerned, there will be a few more leaving before the start of next season.

  • aadil.esack - 2012-06-04 09:00

    YES ! FINALLY ! Kuyt has been shockingly terrible the past season & a half, except for the games against Man Utd for some reason, and i was SO hoping he would be sold ! Don't get me wrong, i appreciated his work rate, but like i said, for a long time now he has underperformed badly with the ball Thanks Dirk, will always appreciate the hard shift you put in & the big goals in big games in the past, and particularly thanks for the hat trick against Utd - it was my first time at Anfield that day & you & Suarez made it VERY memorable Good luck, YNWA, but it's best for us all

  • adam.mhlanga - 2012-06-12 13:55

    great player

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