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World Cup 2010: Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff claims Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt is worth his weight in gold

Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff has hailed the World Cup form of Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt following a string of impressive performances for the European side.

Kuyt has started each of the Netherland’s six World Cup games leading into the final, scoring one goal and assisting two, and Cruyff has been impressed by the Liverpool man throughout the tournament, specifically pinpointing his performance against Brazil in the quarter-final upset as the highlight.

"Look at what he did [so far in the World Cup]," Cruyff told reporters. "He started on the right, then at forward and against Brazil on the left.

"Not only did he keep [Brazilian right-back] Maicon out of the game, he also set up the winner.

"Someone like that is worth his weight in gold."

Kuyt made 53 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season, scoring 11 goals.

The Netherlands, having beaten Uruguay 3-2 in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening, will take on either Spain or Germany in the World Cup final on Sunday in Johannesburg.

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