Kuyt closing on Reds milestone

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Dirk Kuyt has played down suggestions he could leave Liverpool this summer, after reports emerged that the Dutchman is the subject of a fresh bid from Inter Milan.

The 31-year-old forward insists he is happy at Anfield, and is undistracted by the speculation, as he closes in on 50 league goals for the Reds.

Kuyt had been linked with a move to the San Siro when former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was at the helm of the Serie A outfit, but his agent Rob Jansen has revealed that his client has been made a new, more attractive offer.

"As far as I know there is nothing true about this," Kuyt told Voetbal International. "I am very happy at Liverpool.

"I didn't extend my contract for two years three months ago for nothing. You don't do that if you have the intention to go away quickly.


"Maybe people think that I want to leave. But it doesn't work like that for me," he continued. "Liverpool has a very big squad and therefore you could sometimes be on the bench, [but] it's my intention to stay here."

Kenny Dalglish spoke of his admiration for the player who is just one strike away from a half century milestone in the top-flight, and reiterated his importance to the first-team.

"Dirk is a fantastic player for this football club," Dalglish told "He does work hard for the team, but then sometimes that work ethic disguises the ability he has got as well, so don't forget he has got a fair amount of ability.

"It's fantastic for anyone to get 50 league goals for his club and that will be a great milestone for him when he gets it."

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