Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has wished Dirk Kuyt the very best for the future after the Dutch international announced he is to leave Anfield for Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Kuyt ends a six-year stay at the club in which he has scored in a European Cup Final, seen four different managers, three different owners – and won the hearts of the Kop faithful.
31-year-old Kuyt has signed a three-year deal with Fenerbahce, just days after Liverpool revealed Brendan Rodgers as the new Reds boss.
Gerrard told the club’s official web site, “Dirk is a great player, a great person and was a great servant to Liverpool.
“From the first day he came to the club, he was someone you could trust and knew that he would never let you down on the pitch.
“I know how much scoring against Cardiff in the Carling Cup Final meant to him but he was already assured a part of the club’s history even before helping win that trophy.
“I will miss him around the place and I wish him and his family all the best in Turkey.”