Football

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6

Five of the best: Premier League unsung heroes (3)

Published 38 Comments

Dirk Kuyt | Ex-Liverpool

Admittedly no longer a Premier League player, but there's no way this list was getting done without a mention of the Dutch freight train. Positively addicted to graft, Dirk Kuyt would run up and down the flank unblinkingly for hours, just grafting and grafting.

Not once did you hear about the fact that Kuyt was actually a striker, signed probably on the basis that he had an incredibly good goalscoring record in Holland - 71 strikes in 101 appearances. Like a good worker ant, he didn't complain.

Oh no, for Liverpool he was tasked with doing a "job". And on the Anfield terraces he was loved dearly, but elsewhere there was a slight whiff of a condescending attitude towards the Dutchman, as though his ability was defined only by his work ethic.

That was prodigious no doubt, but Kuyt was a mighty fine player as well.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
Topics:
Football
Chelsea
Premier League
Ramires
Carl Jenkinson
Manchester United
Dirk Kuyt
Pablo Zabaleta
Liverpool

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again