Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Babel fed up at Liverpool

Ryan Babel

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.”

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