The Netherlands international is still unclear over his next destination, but has hinted at a move away from Liverpool, while admitting that the Bundesliga is an interesting option
By Maximilian Bensinger
Dirk Kuyt appears to be on his way out of Liverpool as the Netherlands international has set his sights on playing Champions League football next term.
The attacker is continually being linked with a move away from Merseyside after a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, but it was thought that he could remain at Anfield following the departure of manager Kenny Dalgish.
However, the 31-year-old has now hinted that his time at Liverpool could be over due to the club's failure to qualify for Europe's elite club competition.
"It is my goal to play in the Champions League again. However, I have not made a decision on my future yet. There are a number of clubs that are interested in signing me," Kuyt said to Goal.com.
"I'm aware of Hamburg's interest and I feel flattered. I'm focusing on the national team for now, though. A number of other Bundesliga sides want me as well, but other European clubs are also after me.
"I have not decided anything yet. My agent knows what I want, and he's doing all the hard work."
Kuyt then admitted that the Bundesliga would be an interesting option as he feels the German league can compete with the other top competitions in Europe.
"The Bundesliga is quite interesting. A number of Dutchmen have plied their trade in Germany, and Bundesliga sides always perform well in Europe. Bayern are the best example. The Bundesliga can definitely compete with the other big leagues.
"A lot of great Dutch players have been playing in the Bundesliga. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was crowned top scorer, Arjen Robben plays there, Mark van Bommel has a history in Germany, and many more.
"We'll see what the future has in store."
The 31-year-old Kuyt recently ruled out a return to Feyenoord.