Liverpool sold Ryan Babel to Hoffenheim during the January transfer window as he was deemed surplus to requirements. Babel never really got going at Liverpool as he had some moments of brililance and then most of the team he seemed a pretty average player. When Liverpool signed Babel, many of us were excited about the young prospect which some dubbed the new Thierry Henry.
Babel was deployed as a winger for most of his time at Liverpool but he himself preferred playing as a central striker. In both positions he never really looked the part and that resulted in him being offloaded in January. But now Babel has revealed that Steven Gerrard believes the club will regret selling him.
“Liverpool have not made full use of my skills. It was the same under Rafa Benitez as it was with Roy Hodgson. I think Kenny Dalglish would have given me a fair chance. Steven Gerrard was a great inspiration. He often said that I should not give up. When I left Steven also said to me that he was convinced of my qualities and I still can be a big player. ‘Liverpool will regret your departure’, were his last words he said to me.”
Do you think that Liverpool will regret selling Babel? So far Babel has only scored one goal for his new club in 16 games. Doesn’t that go to show that we are not missing him too much?