Kuyt facing Anfield exit

Dirk Kuyt is facing an Anfield exit this summer as Kenny Dalglish looks to revamp his Liverpool playing squad, if reports in The Telegraph are to be believed.

The Netherlands international, who is a popular player on Merseyside, has played for The Reds for six years, but with first-team opportunities becoming increasingly limited, may well be shown the door when the transfer window reopens.

Other older players, such as Maxi Rodriguez and Fabio Aurelio, may also face the axe as Liverpool look to improve and challenge for a top-four spot next term.

Meanwhile, former Reds boss Roy Evans has stated that Dalglish should be given the full backing of the board, players and supporters if the club is to get out of its current poor run of results.

“You have to be positive,” Evans told the Liverpool Echo.

“You have to stick together in times like this from the players, to the manager, the backroom staff and the supporters.

“It is always a difficult time when you go through periods like this as a manager. Especially as, being manager of a club like Liverpool, you know what it means to the fans. They are suffering at the moment, and having a hard time of it.

“The league position is not what anyone at the club wants it to be, make no mistake, but my message to the supporters would be to stick together, and try to stay behind the team for the rest of the season.

“Because the team, the players, the manager, they need fans’ support at times like this,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight