Despite his solid play and heroics in the Carling Cup Final—where he scored in extra time and buried Liverpool's third penalty in the shootout after two straight misses—Dirk Kuyt has not had a serious place in Kenny Dalglish's plans this year, and he has made it clear that he wants more playing time, and that he will go elsewhere to get it.
The Reds will lose out on the Dutchman on the cheap, too, as it has been revealed that he can be had for a little as 1 million pounds.
Bundesliga side Hamburg have publicly identified themselves as contenders for Kuyt's services, and he has also been linked with Turkish side Galatasaray, but so far the most attractive option seems to be Roma.
He would be a good fit for the giallorossi, as he would bring veteran leadership and discipline to a young team that sorely lacks it outside of club legend Francesco Totti—who can have his own petulant streaks himself.
Among the current known suiters, Roma also gives Kuyt his best chance at top-level play. Hamburg is five points clear of the Bundesliga relegation playoff in 14th with two games to go in the German season, and Galatasaray, like their Turkish brethren, don't often make it beyond the group stage of the Champions League.
Roma are a point off the final Europa League spot in Italy, and may be able to make it through as the sixth place team should Coppa Italia finalists Napoli—assured of Europa League play thanks to making it to the Coppa Italia final against Champions League qualifier Juventus—finish in one of the Europa League spots. They even have an outside chance of overtaking rivals Lazio to make the Champions League themselves.
Unless another option comes up as the summer progresses Roma is likely Kuyt's best option, and Kuyt would be a significant addition to Roma as well.