Ahead of today's Premiership kickoff, the Dutch attacker revealed: â€śThey are a nice club. Financially it was really tempting and in Martin Jol they had a good coach.
It was the way that Benitez handled the transfer three years ago that persuaded Kuyt to move to Anfield.
â€śLiverpool were in the top five of my list,â€ť he said. â€śIt was important that Rafa came to me. That is a lesson for players â€“ donâ€™t move if it is the chairman or president that knocks on your door.
â€śYou must speak to the manager. You have to be sure it is him that wants you â€“ and Rafa wanted me a lot.
â€śHe was honest with me about how he used the rotation system so I had immediate respect for him.â€ť