Is it just me, or is Dirk Kuyt actually quite good when played in his proper position, centre forward, as opposed to being stuck out on the right flank? He did well for the Netherlands in Euro 2008 because they played with such tactical flexibility that allowed Kuyt to come inside and work with other players such as Wesley Sneijder, whom he set up to score the second goal in the 3-0 thrashing of world champions Italy. He looks like a lost soul when having to patrol the right touchline but his finishing has been clinical so far this season when allowed to come into the box and get on the end of crosses.
Jermaine Pennant also played well against Wigan Athletic on Saturday and contributed to Kuyt’s new-found form; he might not be the best right-winger in England but he is certainly the best right-winger at Liverpool. The team always look better when he plays.