Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt has become increasingly frustrated at the lack of game time he is getting at Liverpool so far this season.
The 31 year old has been confined to mostly substitute appearances after falling down the pecking order at Anfield. Kuyt finds himself behind Craig Bellamy, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam in the race for game time.
He was left on the bench last weekend for Liverpool’s win against Wolves, despite scoring against Brighton in the League Cup the previous week.
Kuyt said “”I’m disappointed to be out of the team.From childhood, I’ve always been disappointed when I’m not in the team because I’m desperate to be involved and make a good contribution.
“But it also makes me very determined too. I need to continue to prove myself, train as hard as possible and, when I do play, make sure my performance is of a high standard.
“Competition is tough now but it’s brilliant for the club that there are so many players to choose from now, top-class international players. The players realise at the end of the day you need more than 11 good players to be successful.”