Ex-Premier League winger Ryan Babel has opened up on his biggest regret as a professional football player. Ryan Babel talked about his biggest career regret in an interview with the Daily Mirror. According to the Dutch international player, his biggest regret is leaving Liverpool after his almost four-year stay on Merseyside. Ryan Babel became a Liverpool player in the summer of 2007.
Liverpool paid big money to secure his signature. The Reds paid €17.25m to sign Ryan Babel from Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie. At the end of his Liverpool career, he had represented the six-time European champions almost 150 times. Ryan Babel had an attacking output of 22 goals and 18 assists in his 146 appearances for Liverpool. Ryan Babel was a decent player for the Reds during his time at Anfield but he was unable to win any silverware. He was at Liverpool until January 2011 when he left for German Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim.