By Emma Sanders

Dirk Kuyt was in good spirits after his side won 3-0 in a comfortable victory against PEC Zwolle on Sunday and he sent a message to fans on Twitter.

The former Liverpool winger scored the opening goal as Feyenoord consolidated their lead at the top of the Eredivisie table, ahead of Ajax by two points.

Kuyt was on hand to put the hosts in front after 38 minutes before teammates Karim El Ahmadi and Jens Toornstra tripled Feyenoord’s lead.

The 36-year-old has now scored five goals in 13 league appearances for the Dutch club this season and was on the winning side as Feyenoord defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the Europa League back in September.

The Dutchman was a fan favourite during his time on Merseyside and was highly-praised for his hard-working performances and clinical finishing.

Kuyt spent six years with Liverpool between 2006 and 2012 after he joined from Feyenoord for £9 million but returned to his old club after winning the Carling Cup under Kenny Dalglish.

He scored 51 goals in 208 Premier League appearances, including nine against Manchester United and Everton, and clocked up a further 20 goals in 77 appearances in other competitions.

The winger played for Holland in the World Cup final in 2010 too, enjoying a hugely successful career at both clubs.

He was involved in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match at Anfield in 2015 which involved a number of Liverpool legends including Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler.

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