Liverpool lost 2-1 to AC Milan in Athens a decade ago.
Filippo Inzaghi bagged a brace with Kuyt scoring a consolation for the Reds late on.
However, the Feyenoord star has revealed he nearly missed the match through injury.
And it was all the fault of then team-mate and now-Stoke City star Peter Crouch.
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Liverpool ace Dirk Kuyt has recalled how he nearly missed the Champions League final
"When we were in the training camp before the final, the squad went go-karting," he told Four Four Two.
"I didn’t join in, as I wanted to rest a small injury, but I went along to watch and picked a safe-looking spot to stand beside the track with Rafa."
"Out of nowhere, Peter Crouch drove straight at me at roughly 35 mph. He couldn’t brake!
Peter Crouch nearly injured Liverpool team-mate Peter Crouch
Inzaghi fired AC Milan to Champions League glory back in 2007
"The only thing I could do was to jump in the air, and in the end I just managed to jump over Peter, and he crashed into cardboard boxes behind me.
"I was within a whisker of having my ankles torn to pieces, and would surely have missed the Champions League final.
"It was incredible that I saw him just in time and could jump over him! Crouchy’s face was as pale as death, he’d had some kind of blackout. Fortunately everything was all right."