Liverpool star hints at £16m exit: Could this happen?

Some rather odd comments from this Liverpool star have left many believing that the Dutchman could be planning a move to Germany in the not-so-near future!

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Liverpool’s Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt has made an astonishing admission – that he would love to leave Liverpool later on in his career in order to link up with fellow national Martin Jol at Hamburg…
Dirk Kuyt currently has two years left on his Liverpool contract but has conceded that he in 2010 he is open to a move to Hamburg to be coached by Martin Jol – a manager he rates very highly.

Kuyt is quoted by Sportsweek as saying: “Martin Jol is one of the best Dutch coaches, someone who I want to work with possibly in the future.”

He continued: “I am happy at Liverpool… Hamburg is, of course, not a small club, but it cannot be compared with Liverpool. My contract still has two more years to run.”

Dirk Kuyt was believed to be on the transfer list over the summer in order for Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez to raise finances in order to secure number one target Gareth Barry. (

I am constantly amazed by comments such as these, its almost as if some footballers like to have a laugh and come up with statements that could be construed as deliberately stirring trouble. Dirk is right in that Hamburg cannot be compared to Liverpool, but why does he state his desire to move elsewhere, as it will invariably lead to speculation.

Stating that your contract has two years to run is surely going to lead people to believe that, in two year’s time, you may well do a runner! The most important question I would ask is if Liverpool were offered the £16m that Rafa was supposedly after for the former Feyenoord man, would the fans jump at the chance to take the cash?

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