Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Liverpool Attacker Leaves Club After Six Years At Anfield

Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt has completed a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce after six years at Anfield.

As reported by BBC Sport, the Dutchman, who joined Liverpool from Feyenoord in 2006, has signed a three-year deal which could take him to the end of his career.

Kuyt, who made over 250 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 71 times, had become a fan favourite at Anfield, but found his first team opportunities limited last season, with then-club boss Kenny Dalglish opting to play Jordan Henderson instead.

The 31 year-old was told earlier in the season that he was free to look for a new club, after being informed that he didn’t feature in Liverpool’s long-term plans.

There had been speculation linking him with a return to Feyenoord, as well as a lucrative move to Serie A with Fiorentina. However, it is Turkish giants Fenerbahce who have won the race for Kuyt’s signature.

Despite his six years on Merseyside, Kuyt won only one trophy, this year’s Carling Cup, in which he came on as a substitute and scored late on.

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