Liverpool strengthened its position in the Premiership and further imperiled Chelsea's lock on the Prem title by signing Dutch sharpshooter Dirk Kuyt, in the process ending speculation that he would go to the Owen-less Magpies.
Kuyt scored a phenomenal 71 goals in 101 matches. He is primarily a poacher in the likes of Crespo, adept at using any body part, to put the ball into the net, including the ear lobe. Kuyt had a disappointing World Cup, but the scouting report was that Van Basten did not utilize him well, having him drop back, because of the out of sorts Dutch midfield.
He is a great addition to Craig Bellamy. Liverpool should score more than 70 goals this time and with a stingy defence, it will be the team to beat.