Ex-Reds favourite Dirk Kuyt: 'Liverpool can fight Man City for the title'
- The former Netherlands international tells about his love for Liverpool
- He also tips Lovren to have a great season and more
On Lovren and Liverpool
"Lovren is a great guy. I am big Liverpool fan, follower on social, and I saw Dejan joined the team. He will have a great season and I believe Liverpool can fight Man City for the title this season. I enjoyed watching Croatia at the World Cup and how passionate they fought, not giving up for one second.
"They deserved a little more, but France are a terrific team and reaching the final is, in itself, amazing. With Feyenoord I've won the title after 18 years, I believe Liverpool will make it after 29 years and Lovren will be a very important part of it. He and my friend [Virgil] Van Dijk make a great defensive wall."
He also commented about Croatian Real Madrid players
"I know how [Mateo] Kovacic feels, sometimes it is hard to be patient, everyone wants to play. I was such a player myself, always wanting to play, me and Mateo are similar for that. Real are one of the best clubs in the world but Chelsea are also a top club, with a new team preparing and a big opportunity for Kovacic to prove if he finishes there.
"[Luka] Modric has had a great season with Real and a great World Cup, he is no doubt the best midfielder in the world, but I am especially surprised by his character. After he missed a penalty against Denmark and than took the shot in shoot-out and scored - only the biggest players can do something like that, can have the guts to do that. I hope he wins the Ballon d'Or."