Liverpool star Kuyt uncertain about the Anfield future

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Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt admits he does not know which of his team-mates will still be around for the start of next season.

Both captain Steven Gerrard and striker Fernando Torres have been linked with moves to other clubs this summer following a dismal campaign - finishing seventh in the Barclays Premier League after early exits from the Champions League and FA Cup - which has been compounded by ongoing financial difficulties at Anfield.

"In football you can never be sure what is happening and at this time we know the club looks very bad," said Kuyt. "We are looking for new owners and you don't know which players are going to stay or go."

Manager Rafael Benitez believes he needs to bring in four or five players in the close season in order to get Liverpool back into the top four.

But with the debts of parent company Kop Holdings, set up by co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett when they bought the club three years ago, reaching £351million at the end of last season that seems unlikely.

And those money worries have only fuelled speculation that big-name stars will be offloaded to ease the stricken finances of the up-for-sale Merseysiders.

Kuyt added: "Liverpool is a club with a great history and great supporters and we have to stay close together and fight really hard.

"Every player is interested in what is going on but, if I am honest, I can't blame that side of things for some of our performances.

"For me the most important thing is keeping the main players. Hopefully we can then buy a few more key players and start winning trophies."

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