Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has told boss Rafa Benitez he wants out.
The Holland international has grown frustrated by his lack of game time and is keen to make a move to Ajax to ensure of his place in the Dutch team for next summer’s World Cup.
Babel claims that he was told he would gain a regular place in the team this year but found himself dropped after the opening day defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Now he is looking for a temporary switch in January, back to the club whom he left two years ago in a £10million switch.
“There have been a lot of things promised but they haven't been followed up.
“I would get to play for more minutes and have more chances but, after the first defeat, I lost my place,” said Babel.
“Half a season at Ajax with a view to the World Cup wouldn't be a bad idea. I can add something to their squad.
“Loaning me out was not an option in the summer.
“Now we have agreed to review the situation in January.”