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Why Would Kenny Possibly Want To Swap Kuyt For This?

Dalglish lines up bargain move with wing warrior Dirk Kuyt set to move on in the summer.

Kenny Dalglish wants to delve back into the transfer window once more, and will hope for a greater success rate than last years fiasco with around five new signings to bolster his ailing squad.

However, in order to maximise the funds available the club will look to trim the fat and dispose of some of the wastage which has contributed to their disastrous form this season. It seems that list includes Dutch forward/midfielder Dirk Kuyt, who has managed a meager two goals in 26 League appearances this season.

The Metro claim the player is set to end his 6 year stint with the club, with moves to Germany and Holland mooted.

Kuyt is a firm fans favourite at Anfield, with his willingness to run down blind alleys and ability to score ugly but vital goals endearing him to those on Merseyside.

Unfortunately, after German side Hamburg reportedly offered £1million for the Dutch international, it seems those hoping to snare the player aren’t convinced enough to stump up any decent amount of cash. Liverpool themselves will only listen to offers in excess of £3 million before continuing negotiations, as they try to fill the void left in their bank balance by erratic purchases and lack of European football.

Kuyt still somehow manages to get into a Dutch team boasting the likes of Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie, and provides vast experience of all levels of the game if not an impressive scoring record. In fairness to the player, he arrived at Liverpool in 2006 after netting 77 times in a 101 games for Feyenoord, but was soon transformed into a winger by Rafa Benitez.

Though a loyal and committed member of the team, it seems Liverpool are looking at more exciting options in order to get the club back to where it should be.

One man who apparently fits that bill is Real Madrid spare part Hamit Altintop.

The Turkish star will look to quit the Spanish champions at the end of the season, having appeared only five times in La Liga and earning a solitary start in the Champions League following his move from Bayern Munich last summer. Altintop had previously spent eight years in Germany before that, where he starred for Wattenscheid, Schalke and then Munich.

One problem for the Turkey international has been nailing down a regular position, with his sides tending to operate him in a number of different positions including right back, holding midfield and on the wing.

To be fair Liverpool could do with an extra body in all those positions, and King Kenny hopes to benefit from that versatility with a £2 million bid. As for the outgoings, when you consider seasoned internationals such as Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez are already half way out the door, you’d have to hope the club have something more up their sleeve in order to restore some much needed quality within their ranks.

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