Liverpool attacker Kuyt: Derby scoring record due to Voronin

Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt admits his derby goal scoring record could have been different if not for Andriy Voronin.

Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt admits his derby goal scoring record could have been different if not for Andriy Voronin.

The Holland international struck a brace of penalties when the Reds triumphed 2-1 at Goodison back in 2007, beginning the No.18's prolific run of form against the Blues.

Kuyt, who has scored five times against Everton, told the Official LFC Magazine: "In my second year as a Liverpool player, it was a really tough game and the breaks went our way. I remember Rafa read out his list of penalty takers before the game and I was second choice. Andriy Voronin was first on the list.

"When the referee gave the first penalty, Andriy came to me and asked whether I wanted it because he didn't feel too confident. I said: 'No problem...I'll take it.'

"I was so happy to score the first one and when the second one came around, I didn't hesitate. You know that if you miss it, you probably draw the game but it feels like a loss because it's in the last minute.

"To score the winner; it was one of the best feelings I've experienced in my Liverpool career."

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