'I’d like that': Liverpool great considers return under new management team
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'I’d like that': Dirk Kuyt considers Steven Gerrard Liverpool link-up

Dirk Kuyt says he’s like to link up with Steven Gerrard at Liverpool again. This time, however, as part of a management team.

Dirk Kuyt was a great player for Liverpool – a magnificent servant who played a part in some very memorable teams. We can’t help but feel he showed up too early, though.

The Dutchman was a machine, running for 90 minutes per match and working harder than anyone. In this era of high-pressing and rapid counter-attacks, we can’t help but feel he’d be a perfect fit.

Well, it’s highly unlikely that he performs a comeback as a Liverpool player. The chance is there for a return of sorts, however.

Kuyt spoke to the Mirror about potentially linking up with former teammate Steven Gerrard as part of his coaching setup. That’s because Kuyt would like to get into coaching – and very much sees his former captain in the dugout.

“I have a desire to be ­manager soon and I am looking at options,” said Kuyt. “But there are exceptions for choosing a path as an assistant ­manager and being ­alongside Stevie would be one of them.

“If he wanted me to be his assistant, I’d like that a lot. In principle, I see ­myself going on to work as a head coach, but, like I say, there are always exceptions.

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“The most beautiful ­moment I can see is when Steven gets the job and can call himself officially the manager of Liverpool.”

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There’s a long way to go before this could happen. For one, Jurgen Klopp isn’t going anywhere until the end of his contract.

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And Gerrard has a little more to prove before he becomes the front-runner (we think). We also have no idea what Kuyt is like as a coach – any desire to see the two link up comes purely from a place of nostalgia.

Still, seeing two greats in the Anfield dugout is the kind of nostalgia we like. In fact, let’s get Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres and the rest of the 08/09 side in there.

Maybe this is the way they finally get that Premier League trophy.

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