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Kuyt keen to stay at Liverpool

August 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt insists that he is not interested in a move to Inter Milan, despite reports suggesting that he was mulling over a move to Italy.

Dirk Kuyt
GettyImagesDirk Kuyt is a key player for the Reds

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Kuyt's agent Rob Jansen was quoted this weekend as saying his client was the subject of a bid from Inter, who are offloading Samuel Eto'o to Anzhi, and that he would be considering his future.

However, the Dutch international has paid little attention to the reports, and says he is happy where he is.

"As far as I know there is nothing true about this," Kuyt told Voetbal International. "I am very happy at Liverpool. I didn't extend my contract for two years three months ago for nothing. You don't do that if you have the intention to go away quickly."

Kuyt, 31, started Saturday's 2-0 win at Arsenal, but was on the bench for the opening day draw against Sunderland and accepts his role as a squad player.

"Maybe people think that I want to leave. But it doesn't work like that for me," he continued. "Liverpool has a very big squad and therefore you could sometimes be on the bench.

"It's my intention to stay here, though you know nothing is certain. In football things can be different tomorrow."