Dirk Kuyt believes Louis van Gaal should be the next manager of Liverpool as the club continue to hunt for Kenny Dalglish's successor.
The 60-year-old has been linked with a technical director's role at Anfield, although it is thought that he would prefer the manager's job.
And Kuyt thinks that his compatriot has all the attributes Liverpool need to resurrect their status as one of the top sides in the Premier League.
"It is not usual for players to speak about candidates," the 31-year-old told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, "but he is a Dutchman, has a great track record and has the experience that the club could put to good use.
"At the moment, Liverpool have no coach or technical director. Each club benefits from structure. You look at the Dutch national team and see that consistency and clarity are important."
Kuyt was expected to leave Anfield this summer after his appearances were limited under Dalglish, and it remains to be seen if a new manager will change his mind.
"I think it's important there is someone who has confidence in me," he said, "and there must be a genuine chance that I'm going to play as many matches as in the first five years."