Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is delighted with the attitude shown by Dirk Kuyt.

Dalglish is pleased for the persevering forward after his recent scoring form, although he stressed no-one could be guaranteed a starting place.

"To get the winner against Manchester United last weekend will have given him huge encouragement," said the Scot.

"Every player will tell you they thrive on playing games. They certainly don't thrive on being on the treatment table - and if they did we certainly wouldn't want them here any way.

"Everyone wants to play and that is a good thing."