This has been an extremely painful article to write, as I've tried to stay away from knee-jerk reactions and short-term thinking in terms of our Liverpool squad.
Unfortunately, the draw against Norwich served to highlight once again that the Anfield club has a problem when it comes to putting chances away.
Dirk Kuyt is one of the longest-serving members of this Liverpool squad and has been a personal favorite of mine for many seasons. We all know the "Kuyt" cliche: an industrious workhorse of a player, ultimate utility-man, what the hell is his position exactly, etc.
He was never going to be as prolific as he was with Feyernoord in the Netherlands, but he has perspired his way into Liverpool supporters' hearts ever since Rafa Benitez brought him to the club in 2006.
In the cold light of Liverpool's current position in the 2011/2012 league table, the question needs to be asked. Should Kenny Dalglish keep Dirk Kuyt at Anfield?
I'd like to look at this on a case-by-case basis, with an aim of delivering a verdict after hearing both sides of the argument.
I'd love to hear your opinion on the matter, unless of course you're a Manchester United fan and are still bitter about Kuyt putting three past Edwin van der Sar back in March.