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Dirk Kuyt confident of progress after securing draw in Sparta Prague

18 Feb 2011 10:33:53

Dirk Kuyt confident of progress after securing draw in Sparta Prague

Eyes on the prize: Kuyt is confident Liverpool can turn Sparta Prague over at Anfield Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt is confident they can beat Sparta Prague side at Anfield next week. The Reds were held to a goalless draw in the freezing Czech capital on Thursday night in a game where the hosts were the better team despite not playing a competitive match for more than two months because of their winter break. However, while Holland international Kuyt was disappointed they had not been able to perform better, he believes the clean sheet secured in Prague will stand them in good stead for the return leg of their Europa League last-32 clash next Thursday. 'You always want to win and that's what we wanted,' said the Dutchman. 'It's always important to score an away goal in Europe but it is never bad not to lose. 'It was a tough game, they defended well and we struggled with the pitch and the weather - it was a bit difficult. 'I think the positive thing is the clean sheet. Where we could we tried to score but unfortunately that didn't happen but I think we are in a great position to win next week. Worth the wait? Kenny Dalglish's side had to battle for a draw 'We're playing well at Anfield, we have to win. It is always difficult for European teams at Anfield, the crowd will be behind us and we'll definitely play at a higher tempo. 'The ball will be moved more quickly and I've got a lot of confidence that we can go through next week.'  Sparta Prague 0 Liverpool 0: Dalglish kept in Czech on European adventureDalglish promises to be patient with Cole after Liverpool midfielder returnsDalglish savours his special European game despite Liverpool stalemateLiverpool FC news from across the web  Explore more:People: Dirk Kuyt Places: Liverpool, Prague, The Netherlands, Europe


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