Dirk Kuyt pleased to hit 50 Premier League goals for Liverpool after Wolves win

The Dutchman notched up his half-century just a few days after scoring the winner against Manchester United and he believes the Reds are starting to hit some form
Dirk Kuyt has revealed he feels a sense of relief after scoring his 50th league goal for Liverpool against Wolves on Tuesday night.

Kuyt got himself on the scoresheet during the 3-0 win at Molineux just a few days after he scored the winner against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round.

The Dutchman arrived at Anfield from Feyenoord in a £9 million deal in 2006, and although he came as a striker he has spent most of his time with the club playing on the wing due to his high work-rate.

But after notching his half-century of league goals, the Dutchman acknowledged that the team performance counted more than any personal landmarks.

"Finally I got the goal and it has took me a while," Kuyt told the club’s official website.

"It was great to score the winner against United and it was a proud moment to get my 50th league goal for Liverpool.

"It's something that makes me really proud as not many Dutch people have come over here and done that, so it's special.

"The most important thing though was the team won and we deserved it.

"This was a really important game for us coming on the back of the Carling Cup semi-final and the win over Manchester United, and we are really happy with the victory.

"Mentally it was a difficult game, especially after the two great results against the Manchester clubs but this was a great performance and that showed with three different people scoring.

"It was great to score another goal and hopefully I can keep going and get a lot more now.

"We passed the ball really well, we kept creating chances and we were patient. It was a great result for us and we deserved to win it."

The three victories over the past week were a perfect response for Liverpool after their disappointing 3-1 defeat to Bolton which saw them drop to seventh in the Premier League table.

But following their three consecutive victories, Kuyt believes the dressing room is a happy place as they prepare to take on Tottenham next week.

He added: "After the game at Bolton we were really disappointed but in one week we have changed everything, and that shows you the character and quality of this squad.

"The dressing room is a happy place and we are now looking forward to the next game against Tottenham on Monday, which is another important game in our race for the top-four. We can't wait for it."

How do you stay up to date with football when on the move? With http://m.goal.com – your best source for mobile coverage of the beautiful game.