Kuyt surprised by Pennant blast

04 October 2009 12:14
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt has expressed his surprise after being criticised by former team-mate Jermaine Pennant.[LNB] Pennant left Anfield on a free transfer to join Real Zaragoza in the summer after three seasons with the Reds.[LNB]He recently blasted Kuyt - who took Pennant's place in Benitez's side - labelling the Dutchman as a failed forward who was accommodated in the team because of his high transfer fee.[LNB]While Reds boss Rafa Benitez has since leapt to Kuyt's defence, the Dutchman himself refuses to get into a war of words.[LNB]Nothing badHe told the News of the World: "I have nothing bad to say about him.[LNB]"It's up to Jermaine what he says but I always enjoyed having him as a team-mate so I was surprised by what he said." [LNB]Liverpool take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Kuyt insists he will be fully focused on the job in hand.[LNB]He said: "When I step on the pitch I don't think about anything except winning the game and enjoying myself as much as possible. [LNB]Push harder"We've done well, played some unbelievable games and gone really close, but we know we have to do more and push even harder. [LNB]"We've consistently shown we can beat the best teams in the Premier League, especially last season. Now we have to show it again." [LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports