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Dirk Kuyt ready for a new challenge

Dirk Kuyt has left Liverpool to join Turkish side Fenerbahce, ending a six-year spell at the Anfield club.

The Netherlands international played a bit-part role in 2011-12 for the Merseyside outfit, and with first-team opportunities limited the attacker has opted to take on a new challenge.

Kuyt has signed a three-year contract with the Super Lig club, and is looking forward to the next step in his career.

“After six years, I am ready for a new challenge,” he confessed to the Reds’ official website.

“The club and supporters I will always carry in my heart.

“The appointment of the new coach has nothing to do with it. But when Fenerbahce came to me and made their ambitions known, from the first moment I was sold. They give me the confidence that I lost.

“I think it’s great for the club that they have finally announced the new manager.

“From what I have heard from Michel Vorm, who is with me in the national team, he is a great manager and he told me he will be perfect for Liverpool and he will definitely lift the club up to a higher state.

“I’m sure Liverpool will improve under the new manager. Liverpool has a great squad of players and I’m sure with this manager they will do well,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Dirk Kuyt ready for a new challenge

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