Bert van Marwijk has praised Dirk Kuyt. The Holland boss has praised the Liverpool forward and the vital role he plays for the team ahead of tonight's World Cup semi-final against Uruguay. "I read somewhere that when Rafael Benitez picked a team at Liverpool, he wrote Kuyt's name down first. That says everything," said van Marwijk. "Every player has a period where things don't work out and Liverpool had a very tough year, but Kuyt is extremely important for us. "The way he plays shows his passion and enthusiasm, and it is catching."