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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.

"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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