Kuyt blushes at “Gerrard’s goal”

Dirk Kuyt says if he could, he would credit Liverpool’s second goal against West Ham to Steven Gerrard – not himself.

Kuyt was on the mark in front of goal to turn a powerful Gerrard header in at the far post to give the Reds the lead for the second time in the game – which they eventually went on to with 3-2.

Whether or not Gerrard’s header would have gone in without Kuyt’s touch is undecided, but Kuyt is giving full credit to the Reds skipper.

“I touched it but if it is possible I will give it to Steve,” he said.

“It was a great header from Stevie and I was there at the second post if the ball goes wide. I feel that I just touched it but if we can give it to Steve, I will be glad.

“For me, the most important thing is that we have won a few games in a row in the league now. For us, that is very important.

“Of course, as a player it is always good to score goals, especially for strikers, but once again I think Stevie deserved the goal more than me. Beside that, the other goals, it is always nice to be involved.”