Dirk Kuyt Leaves Fans Shocked Following Incredible Transformation, Aged 40
Kuyt became a cult hero during his six-year stay at Anfield and helped the club win a League Cup in 2011.
His tireless work ethic was something appreciated on Merseyside as was his long, curled hair.
But an appearance on Sky Sports News has seen fans wonder what has happened to the real Kuyt.
Former Netherlands international Dirk Kuyt says Donny van de Beek must continue to be patient at Manchester United, and there is a big jump from Eredivisie to the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/SPykREWKkY- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 19, 2021
Wearing a formal turtleneck sweater with smart, pushed back hair, Kuyt looks completely different to his playing days.
Fans have reacted to the 40-year-old's changes and they're convinced he's been replaced with somebody else.
I refuse to believe that is Dirk Kuyt. Someones done an insurance job on him an got some Dutch accountant in as a stand in pic.twitter.com/CrDLVzjLZe- Dan (@MikeHoopersPerm) February 19, 2021
Just put on Sky Sports News and seen this handsome so-and-so talking about his memories of the Merseyside derby. No idea who it was, and then his name came up - it's Dirk Kuyt!- Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) February 19, 2021
Fair play son, fair play. pic.twitter.com/T4a6AuAvM1
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Dirk kuyt looks 10 years younger after retiring. :sweat_smile::sweat_smile: https://t.co/BS2EM2Zqi6- Sserulaza (@MitchealRobert) February 20, 2021
If you showed me this video thumbnail and gave me 100 guesses to what footballer it is I wouldn't come close. https://t.co/5TmadOzwgo- Patrick Barclays (@EamoV1) February 19, 2021
It's a lie. That's not Dirk kuyt. How bro??? He looks nothing like himself. https://t.co/94XRxWhMMe- Timilehin ➐ (@timiparfect) February 20, 2021
Sky Sports think they're sleek, bringing some Rockstar to pretend to be Dirk Kuyt.- Kene:goat: (@Its_kene) February 19, 2021
Despite his alleigances to Liverpool, Kuyt spoke at length about Manchester United including summer signing Donny van de Beek.
Van de Beek has found game time hard to come by since arriving from Ajax in the summer, but Kuyt believes there is more to come.
"The step from the Eredivise to the Premier League is an even bigger step then when I was going to the Premier League from the Eredivisie," he explained.
"We see then same with [Chelsea winger Hakim] Ziyech, so we need to give the players a little bit of time.
"But I think Donny has been very unfortunate because there are no better players than [Bruno] Fernandes at the moment in the world. And he's playing in his position, so that makes it very tough for him.
"I think Donny van de Beek has shown in the Champions League last year how good of a player he is, so his time will come."
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