Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has said that his team Fenerbahce need to be extremely cautious ahead of the Champions league match against Salzburg. This is the return leg of the Champions league qualifying round, and Fenerbahce are very close to sealing a place in the final qualifying round. They are likely to face top quality opposition in the next round, but that does not mean that this third qualifying round will be easy according to Kuyt. He has said that he has been in this position before at Liverpool where the club have had to go through qualifying rounds in order to reach the group stages of the Champions league.

He says that the Champions league is one of the strongest competitions in the world, and all the teams taking part in it are extremely strong. Hence, he has urged against any complacency from the Turkish club ahead of the match. Kuyt has been playing for Fenerbahce moving to the club last season for € 1 million. Prior to that, he played for several years at Liverpool since arriving at Anfield in 2006. The Carling cup remains as one of the major trophies won by the Dutch striker, who is also capable of playing on the wings as well.

“We are all excited about the game but these type of matches are never easy. This is the Champions league and anything can happen, I have experienced similar situations many times whilst playing for Liverpool,” said the striker. “With the help of our supporters we aim to qualify for the next round. “Getting results in friendlies is completely different to playing in the Champions League, Salzburg have an advantage in this regard as the Austrian league is already underway,” said Fenerbahce manager Ersun Yanal ahead of the match with Salzburg.