Dirk Kuyt has declared Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard the best midfielder in the world after his winner at Bolton Wanderers.

"That's why he's the captain and, for me, the best midfielder in the world," Dirk Kuyt, the Liverpool forward, said of his team-mate's latest rescue act.

"Everybody expects that from him. If the team is in a difficult position, we expect something from him. He brings something special. Once again he did it for us against Bolton and we're all really happy to have him."