Former Liverpool captain questions Kuyt's Anfield future

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With Liverpool actively searching for potential summer acquisitions, the competition for places at Anfield next season - particularly in attacking roles - is likely to be fierce.

One man who could find himself on the peripheries should one of two quality acquisitions be made may be Dirk Kuyt, at least that's the opinion of Jamie Redknapp.

Kuyt is Liverpool's top-scorer this campaign with 13 goals and has been an ever-present for Kenny Dalglish since he took the reins at Anfield in January.

However, with Luis Suarez and a fully fit Andy Carroll likely to spearhead the Liverpool attack next year - and with the Reds also pursuing more potent wide options - Redknapp believes Kuyt could be forced to make way.

"Dirk Kuyt has scored seven goals in his last six Barclays Premier League games and has once again proved his value to Liverpool, but I wonder if he faces a fight to get into Kenny Dalglish's team next season," the former Liverpool captain wrote in the Daily Mail.

"They need width and to sign wide players to supply Andy Carroll, especially, and Luis Suarez next season. That could lead to a substitute role for the Dutchman."


Kuyt, meanwhile, would welcome the addition of attacking reinforcements during the closed season, claiming sining the right players could make Liverpool a real force in the Barclays Premier League.

“When we were really close in 2009 and finished second I had the same feeling, a matter of a few good signings and we will be right up there," said the 30-year-old.

“I think this is exactly the case at the moment. With the arrival of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll we have two top-quality players, but also with the young lads who are doing very well things are looking much more promising and if we can add a few other good players then we can compete with the best next season."

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