He may keep some awake at night, but Dirk Kuyt is a favourite of ol’ Rafa Benitez.
Works hard, chips in every now and then with goals, and is the consummate team player. Best of all, he’s wiling to play up front, on the right, or probably in goal should Benitez decide to muck about more than usual.
But is he the kind of player Liverpool need in the first XI to win a league title? Sir Alex uses the likes of Park Ji Sung in a similar way and it usually compliments the ‘skill’ players in the side. But Liverpool are high on grafters and short on creativity, so should Dirk be swapped?
Thoughts in the comments.