Kuyt was part of the Liverpool side that lost on penalties last weekend against Portsmouth in the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, where new signings Fernando Torres, Yossi Benayoun and Ryan Babel all failed to find the net in a disappointing 0-0 draw. Now Liverpool have returned home to prepare for next weekend's Rotterdam Tournament, where Kuyt will be the focus of attention as he faces his former club in a match that was part of the deal that took him to Anfield for £9m last August. Liverpool will play Shanghai Shenhua on Friday before the game with Feyenoord on Sunday. Boss Rafael Benitez and his squad fly to Holland early on Friday, but Kuyt will already be there, having travelled to Rotterdam on Thursday for the media conference to launch the pre-season tournament. The two weekend games will be Liverpool's final build-up for the Premier League opener at Aston Villa a week later, and Kuyt accepts that the club's expensive array of new striking talent needs to be firing on all cylinders by then. He said: "I feel we showed some quality and created lots of chances against Portsmouth in Hong Kong. "The only disappointing thing is we did not score any of them. That's what we must work on. But we will and hopefully it will come." Speaking in an interview with Liverpool's website, the Dutchman added: "You could see both Torres and Babel have plenty of quality and skill. The pair of them are very fast and both have great futures here at Liverpool. "Ryan can play up front or on the wings, so there are lots of positions for him and Fernando is just a top striker." Kuyt, faced the same pressures of being an expensive new Liverpool striker last season and understands the problems facing the club's new boys. He added: "The expectations to do well at Liverpool are always really, really high. "That's easy to say, but the English league is one of the toughest in the world with some of the greatest players in it and that is what makes it so much more difficult. "I know what it is like coming into a big club like Liverpool, where everyone is watching you. But we have only had a few weeks together on the pitch. But we have got a really strong team and we are all really close. "It is better on trips like we have just had, because you are not only involved together out training and on the pitch, but off it as well. "That means you get to know people a lot quicker than if you are just training and going home. You have a coffee together, a chat, and all those things, which really helps." He added: "We have shown some good teamwork and that will only get better, it will come. It was only the second match with Fernando and Ryan but you could see the quality. "The only thing I would say is that we need to finish the chances but I am sure it will come. Maybe in two weeks." While the seniors are in Rotterdam for their tournament, the club's reserves will also be in Holland at the weekend for the Brucon Talents Cup tournament in Amsterdam which will also include Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk and Espanyol.