I Want To Be More Important For Liverpool – Dirk Kuyt


Dirk Kurt has vowed to work even harder and become a “more important” part of the team after scoring the winning goal for Liverpool against Hungarian outfit Debrecen in their opening match of the Champions League group stage.

Kuyt expressed his delight at find the net for the second time in as many outings, thus continuing the Reds’ quest to challenge at both the European and domestic levels this term.

“It’s always nice to be important for the club, especially when it comes to Europe,” he told Liverpool’s official website.

“Champions League games are always special, so I’m happy I scored again on Wednesday and now I’ll try to keep going.

“What I would like to do is become more and more important for the team and try to do my best. I’m happy with my performances so far this season but I need to keep going.

“I’m feeling really confident. I’ve played the last two games in a slightly different position but for me that doesn’t matter. I just want to be important for the team.”

Liverpool face West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday with confidence now considerably higher after three consecutive wins, following what was a mixed start to the season.

Kuyt continued: “Everyone knows we had a bad start, losing against Spurs [Tottenham Hotspur] and [Aston] Villa, so we had to try and get the confidence back, try to change things.

“That’s what we’ve done by winning three games in a row, and now we’re looking forward to Saturday.

“Every game is difficult – everyone knows the Premier League is a very hard league. But we have the quality to win these kinds of games on Saturday.”

Kuyt’s goal against Debrecen was his 12th in the Champions League for Liverpool, making him the club’s third all-time highest scorer in Europe’s most prestigious club championship – he is only two goals behind Ian Rush.

“I didn’t know about the record but I do now,” the 29-year-old said.

However, while he may well overtake Welsh legend Rush in Liverpool’s scoring charts this season, it will take some catching club captain Steven Gerrard, who has 28 Champions League goals to his name.

Liverpool Website

~ by footballdirecta on September 17, 2009.

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