Kuyt excited by Utrecht return

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Dirk Kuyt is looking forward to returning to Utrecht, the club he started his career, this Thursday night when Liverpool head to Holland in the Europa League.

Kuyt’s footballing career began with the Dutch outfit in 1998, where he played until 2003 before he moved to Feyenoord.

“It means a lot to go back,” Kuyt told the club’s official web site.

“They are the club that gave me the opportunity to play professional football. I had five years there and really enjoyed it. I was really happy for the opportunity they gave me.

“I don’t know a lot of players there now. There are just two or three that still play for the team, but I also know a few guys who work at the club so it’ll be nice to go back and see them.”

Kuyt, who returned from injury to score in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland, addded that it is really important the Reds go to his homeland and return with a victory, after a string of disappointing results lately.

“We want to get a result. If we beat Utrecht in Utrecht, it will be great because we would have six points in the group already and we would almost be in the next round.

“We work every day with this team and know we have the quality. It’s just a matter of time until we get results.”

Utrecht vs Liverpool gets underway at 6pm this Thursday, 30th September.