Benitez backs under-fire Kuyt

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Rafael Benitez has given striker Dirk Kuyt his full support as the troubled Dutchman prepares to be plunged into Sunday´s make-or-break clash at Chelsea.

In a week that has seen 27-year-old Kuyt dumped from the Holland squad, with national boss Marco van Basten claiming, "He is just not good enough at the moment," the Liverpool star has revealed the personal and professional anguish that has blighted his season.

But Benitez said: "I have no problems with Kuyt. He is a fantastic professional, a worker, so he does an important job for the team. If (Fernando) Torres or (Steven) Gerrard score goals it is because Kuyt is working so hard."

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