Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish admits today's clash with Everton warrants a start for Dirk Kuyt.

The Liverpool striker has bagged FIVE goals against their derby rivals, including three in the last four meetings.

This season he has not held down a regular slot but Dalglish admitted the Dutchman is in his thoughts.

The Kop boss said: "Dirk's got a good record against Everton and will certainly be in the squad. Obviously he enjoys the game and they don't enjoy playing against him."