Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt believes money-bags Manchester City will struggle to attract big names to Eastlands.

After scoffing at the prospect of losing skipper Steven Gerrard to City, Kuyt also said: "It won't be easy for them, especially if they want the big players.

"It is possible to buy big players, but if you want to buy big players who are already playing for big clubs, that's much more difficult.