Kuyt: German lessons helping with Liverpool pal Voronin

Dirk Kuyt has revealed how he is getting along with Liverpool teammate Andriy Voronin as they both speak German.

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"For Andriy, the language barrier was quite a big problem initially, so I dusted off the old German that I learned in school and did what I could to make him feel at home," Kuyt told LFC Magazine.

"It was a long time since I'd used my German, and I was a little bit rusty to tell you the truth. I could understand what he was saying to me and I could pass it on, but it was a bit harder for me to speak back to him. I'm sure what I was telling him wasn't always what I wanted to!"

While the language barrier was initially a problem, Voronin has had no problems settling in on the pitch.

He's already bagged himself three goals, including a 25-yard screamer against Toulouse.

Kuyt for one hasn't been surprised: "I used to watch a lot of Bundesliga action and he was always one of the players who stood out, for me.

"He had a lot of quality, a great touch and worked hard for the team. I'm sure he has a big future ahead of him at Liverpool."

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