Liverpool

Liverpool Lose Key Star

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has picked up a shoulder injury while away with the Netherlands, according to Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk.

Van Marwijk claimed today that Kuyt has possibly torn some ligaments in his shoulder while training with the national side at the ADO Den Hague Stadium and both Liverpool and its fans will be anxiously waiting to see how long the injury could possibly leave the player out for, who has been a vital part of the Anfield setup since he joined the club in 2006.

The playmaker was on the scoresheet after converting a penalty in Holland’s 5-0 victory over San Marino in their opening Group E encounter of the Euro 2012 qualifiers, but is certainly out of their Tuesday night match when they take on Finland, who lost their opening game 2-0 away to Maldova.

Kuyt has been linked with a move away from Anfield all summer, with former Red’s boss Rafa Benitez interested in bringing the player to the San Siro with Inter Milan. However, Kuyt recently declared himself committed to Liverpool after their 2-1 victory over Turkish side Trabzonspor in the Europa League, a game which saw the former Feyenoord man grab his first goal of the season.

As Kuyt is away on International duty, a spokesman at Liverpool refused to discuss the matter until the player arrives at Liverpool’s training ground, where the medical staff at Melwood can determine the full extent of the injury.

However, it is likely that the 30 year old will be out for at least a few weeks, meaning manager Roy Hodgson will have to cope without him for their games both at home to rivals Manchester United and for their opening Europa League group game against Steaua Bucharest.

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