Liverpool ready for £14m STAR bid: What would you do if you were Rafa?

Once again this former Tottenham boss is sniffing around this Liverpool striker turned wide man. If you were the Anfield boss, would you take the money and run?

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Martin Jol is planning an end-of-season swoop on Liverpool Football Club.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss is now in charge of German side Hamburg and he is eager to build a side capable of winning their first Bundesliga title since 1983.

It is believed the Dutchman made a bid to sign his compatriot Dirk Kuyt from Anfield in the summer but was given little encouragement, although the striker admits he is a fan of the coach.

“Martin Jol is one of the best Dutch coaches, someone who I want to work with possibly in the future,” Kuyt told Sportsweek. “I am happy at Liverpool. My contract still has two more years to run.”

Jol is said to be willing to wait until the end of the season to make a firm offer for the 28-year-old, who he rates in the region of £14million which may persuade Rafael Benitez to sell. (

Yes, it’s a tough one. Opinion on Dirk Kuyt is divided. What he lacks in skill he more than makes up for in effort and determination – but is that enough for a team the size and stature of Liverpool? Benitez wisely did a Thierry Henry in reverse when he decided that the former Feyenoord man would better suit the club out wide rather than as a striker, but does the Dutch international still deserve a continued presence in the first team? Surely there are many players the club’s fans would rather see in Dirk’s position, but it’s hard to dislike a man who so gamely fights for the cause and never gives up. What do Liverpool fans think Benitez should do if Jol does indeed come calling with such an offer for Kuyt in the near future?

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