Dirk Kuyt feeling good vibes

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Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt says the feeling around the club right now is so positive that a challenge for the Premier League title could be on the cards next season.

The Reds are finishing the season strong, mounting pressure on fifth place Tottenham for a Europa League place.

Kuyt has likened the end of season surge of form to that of the 2008/09 season when a late charge up the table almost pipped Manchester Utd to the league title.

Speaking after the Reds’ 5-0 victory over Birmingham City at Anfield on Saturday, the Dutch international said, “The feeling is a bit the same. When we were really close in 2009 and finished second I had the same feeling, a matter of a few good signings and we will be right up there.

“I think this is exactly the case at the moment. With the arrival of Luis Suárez and Andy Carroll we have two top-quality players, but also with the young lads who are doing very well things are looking much more promising and if we can add a few other good players then we can compete with the best next season.

“We are close I think but like everyone is thinking, we have to move forward and get better and better.

“Maybe we are better placed now and we have learnt from what happened in 2009 when we lost Xabi Alonso. If we can move forward then we will be there.”

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