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Kuyt hails Liverpool faithful

SoccerNews in English Premier League 5 Jun 2012

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Dirk Kuyt has hailed his former club Liverpool’s supporters following his move to Fenerbahce.

The Dutch forward, who made nearly 300 appearances for the Anfield outfit, made the move to the Turkish top-flight after a disappointing 2011/12 Premier League season.

The 31-year-old said he has no regrets after being signed by Rafa Benitez back in 2006, and is humbled by the support he received during his six years with the club.

Kuyt told Sky Sports: “I had a great time and I had great team-mates.

“The club was great, the people were great and the people from Liverpool – the text messages, the phone calls, the e-mails, all the tweets I had on my Twitter account – it’s unbelievable how much respect they showed me and it’s also a bit emotional.

“They wished me good luck and they said that they will miss me.”

He also went on to state that his lack of involvement in the first team set-up last season made the decision to move on a lot easier, reassuring fans of his new club that he was still excited by the challenge ahead.

“My last season at Liverpool wasn’t the best one,” he conceded.

“I thought that I should’ve played more so, after six years, I just had a feeling I needed to change something in my career, a new experience, a new country, new people around me, and that’s why I made the decision to leave.

“On one hand, it’s always very sad when you have to leave a football club after six years.

“But, on the other hand, you also look to the future and I think Fenerbahce is a great club, with also great supporters and I really look forward to the new experience.”

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