Kuyt set to miss Dutch return

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Dirk Kuyt has been assessed at Melwood this morning by Liverpool’s medical team following his training ground injury, sustained while on international duty.

A statement from Dr Brukner on Liverpool’s website said:

“Dirk has damaged his shoulder at the A-C joint (acromioclavicular joint), which is between the collar bone and the shoulder. He is likely to be out for four weeks.”

The reds face trips away to Manchester United as well as the opening game in the Europa League group against Steaua Bucharest at Anfield.  The reds are also set to play in the Netherlands at the end of the month when they travel to Utrecht, the club with which Kuyt began his professional career.

In his final season at Utrecht he won the Dutch Cup as well as the personal honour of the Dutch Golden Shoe winner, before leaving the club for Feyenoord – the side Utrecht had dispatched in the final.

Liverpool fans will be hoping that tonight’s international games go off without any further Anfield injuries.

3 comments on
Kuyt set to miss Dutch return

  1. Kuyt is a valuable member of our squad that has continually been played out of position. He was originally signed as a centre forward, however, his lack of pace means he struggles to get into the positions to score goals. However, I personally feel he would be more appropriately deployed up front with two players close to him in a 4-3-3. Kuyt would be ideal at holding the ball up and bringing others in to play as well as chasing lost causes and harrying defenders. May also help protect Torres.

  2. Losing Kuyt will be a big blow for us.

    I’ve got a feeling the Iron Man will feign full fitness thought to play in that Utrecht game. Even as a cameo substitution.

    • He’ll be no blow to us whatsoever when Maxi is probable replacement is much better.Kuyt is a hardworker but has no pace or skill for a so-called winger.

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