Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt hailed hat-trick hero Maxi Rodriguez after the thrashing of Birmingham City.

Kuyt admitted he was surprised that it had been so long since Liverpool last triumphed against Alex McLeish's side but was quick to praise the man of the moment for his role in the victory..

"I thought Maxi was unbelievable," Kuyt told

"It must be difficult for him not to be involved in every game at the moment. But then, when the manager gave him his chance, he didn't just score one goal - he got three.

"They were great goals too and everyone is really happy for him."

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