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Dirk Kuyt Believes Liverpool Can Win The Europa League After Topping Their Group

Liverpool winger Dirk Kuyt has said he feels the Europa League title is within the reach for the Reds after they progresed to the knockout phase as group winners.

The Dutchman came off the bench in the 0-0 draw against his former side FC Utrecht at Anfield on Wednesday which sees Liverpool finish at the summit of Group K.

Speaking to Channel Five the Dutchman was confident in his sides chances.

He said: "We have a couple of targets, and I think we have a very good chance to win this trophy, so it’s good to be top of the group and we’ll see who are next opponent is."

With Liverpool secure in top spot manager Roy Hodgson took the chance to play a few of the fringe players which meant Kuyt had to drop to the bench against his former team.

When he was brought on for Milan Jovanovic both sets of supporters rose to give him a good reception. 

Kuyt continued: "The supporters from Utrecht were unbelievable, just as are the Liverpool fans, and after seven years to get a reception like this it’s unbelievable, and it shows a lot of respect and I’m thankful for that."

The draw for the next stage is on Friday, and with the Reds winning the group, they will be one of the seeded teams.

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