Dirk Kuyt has signed a one year extension to his Liverpool contract.
The player’s contract expired next summer meaning that the player could have signed a pre-contract Bosman deal in January.
Liverpool’s new owners appear very reluctant to offer the old guard, extended deals long in to the future. The owners are already believed to have been horrified by the length of some contracts for senior players – notably Konchesky, Poulsen, Cole and Jovanovic.
Dirk turns 31 in the summer.
Damien Comolli said:
“We are very pleased. Dirk has been here and been performing to a high level for a long time. When players like him, with his experience and attitude, want to commit to the club for the future then it’s very rewarding.
“When you see his performances it’s obvious why we wanted him to stay. It’s his work-rate, his ability on the ball – as he showed on Monday with a goal against Manchester City – and his fantastic work ethic both at Melwood on a daily basis and during games.
Dirk joined Liverpool in August 2006 and has scored 61 times in 235 appearances, including a goal in the 2007 Champions League final.