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."
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"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."