Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has agreed a one-year contract extension to remain at Anfield until 2013, his management company have announced.
The Holland international, who joined the Reds from Feyenoord in 2006, was contracted until next summer but has been rewarded for his form this season.
In a news release issued by Sport-Promotion, the 30-year-old said: "I am very happy. We have spent a long time (in discussions) but always with the intention to reach an agreement."
He added: "All the conversations were conducted in a friendly atmosphere.
"It fits perfectly with the feeling I got at this club.
"Since the day I first walked in, I felt welcome. That feeling has never left."
Manager Kenny Dalglish was quoted in the Sport-Promotion release as saying: "He never gives up, fights with everything and he is simply a good footballer.
"He scores goals and it's as simple as that, and often in major competitions or at crucial moments, like the recent Manchester United game.
"Dirk is happy with the extension, and I am sure we will enjoy having him."
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