At the grand old age of 36, Kuyt decided to hang up his boots at the weekend after scoring a hat-trick in Feyenoord’s final league match of the season – and securing the club their first Eredivise title since 1999.
Whilst Sunday’s game alone was probably enough to seal him legendary status at Feyenoord, Kuyt is still massively popular in Merseyside too.
He only won one League Cup with the Reds, but he scored the winning penalty against Chelsea in 2007’s Champions League semi-final, and scored a memorable hat-trick against Manchester United in 2011.
his tireless work ethic and dedication to the cause seems to have lived long in the memory with plenty of Liverpool fans:
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) May 18, 2017
Dirk Kuyt appreciation tweet.
— Arome (@Ar_ome) May 18, 2017
Dirk Kuyt is a scouser.
— Amet (@emirhydar) May 18, 2017
Dirk Kuyt retired. The legend. The childhood hero.
That hattrick againts Manu ??? https://t.co/yEhmAJgyO8
— Fajar Taufiq N (@ftnurhariadi) May 18, 2017
As Dirk Kuyt retires, lets take another look at the most impressive thing he ever did:
— Ball Street (@BallStreet) May 17, 2017
Dirk Kuyt is a man that was adored by Liverpool fans and rightly so. pic.twitter.com/It3dltOuSG
— Coral (@Coral) May 17, 2017
Dirk Kuyt signing YNWA in front of 130k @Feyenoord fans. Celebrating the title.
Simply amazing! ?
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) May 15, 2017
I remember Dirk Kuyt constantly running up and down the pitch during the 2014 World Cup. Incredibly gifted player for sheer stamina.
— Jonathan Webster (@jtw_tifton) May 18, 2017
— D to the E to the I (@NIOLDEIN97) May 18, 2017
— Kosi Jude-chima (@Kng_Milly) May 18, 2017
@LFC Saw Dirk Kuyt bag a brace in a rearranged Jan 2010 win over Spurs in 2010, best player on the pitch,Gareth Bale was left back that night
— Colin Dunne (@colpdunne) May 18, 2017
He might not have been the most gifted player in Liverpool’s history – but where does Kuyt rank in terms of the club’s cult heroes?