Kuyt contract talks progressing well

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt remains optimistic about signing a new contract at Anfield.

The 30-year-old Dutchman has one year left on his current deal at the Premier League club, but revealed that negotiations over potential extension have already begun.

“My contract has one more season to go after this but there are things happening,” Kuyt said.

“We have had some talks and I can only say it looks positive. I feel at home in Liverpool and I don’t want to leave here.”

Earlier this month Kuyt called for current caretaker manager Kenny Dalglish to be installed as permanent Liverpool boss, and the 2010 World Cup finalist clearly sees a brighter future for the club under the Scotsman’s control.

“It has been a difficult time for everyone at the club with the changes that have happened since last summer but now I can sense something good is happening – I think Liverpool are on the way back,” he said.

Kuyt joined Liverpool from Dutch club Feyenoord in the summer of 2006 and has scored 40 goals in 163 Premier League appearances since making his nine-million-pound move.