Liverpool FC forward Dirk Kuyt has spoken of his disappointment not to start on the opening weekend of the Premiership against Sunderland and hopes he will make the first eleven to face Arsenal this weekend.
Liverpool, like Arsenal drew their first match of the season seeing both teams on one point. Whilst a loss for either team at the weekend will be a set back it could at this early stage of the season have a huge baring on the top four finishers in May.
Talking to the official Liverpool FC website Kuyt said:
“I’m happy we’re on the way now, the draw against Sunderland wasn’t what we were hoping for, we wanted three points, but that’s behind us now and a really big game is waiting for us on Saturday.”
The Netherlands international continued.
“I am feeling very well. It’s my first full pre-season in many years. Last year, for example, I had two weeks to prepare for the season, but this year I had a full pre-season and I have to say I am feeling fitter than ever.”
The Liverpool forward added:
“I am desperate to play and was disappointed not to start on Saturday, but the manager needs to decide who he’s going to pick – and hopefully he’s going to pick me for the next game.”