Former Liverpool midfielder Ryan Babel has said that he was forced out of Liverpool and it was not Kenny Dalglish’s decision to send him out of the club. The Dutchman has said that the former sporting director of the club Damien Comolli was the reason behind his departure. Shortly after the departure of the Frenchman from Anfield, Ryan Babel said on his Twitter account that he wanted to be a success at Anfield, but was not given time to do so. Ryan Babel was sold to German club Hoffenheim in the summer for around £ 5 million.
It was one of the worst pieces of business for Liverpool, as they had initially brought him to Anfield for £ 11.5 million. Rafa Benitez, the then manager at Liverpool, signed the Dutchman after his impressive performances at the European Championships for the Under 21 players. The Dutchman spent three and half years at the club, but failed to make any major impact. In order to fund the signings of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez, Liverpool decided to sell fringe players like Ryan Babel during the summer. Ryan Babel made 91 appearances for Liverpool during his time at Anfield and scored 12 goals in the process.
“So Comoli got fired at LFC, good for L.F.C,” said on his Twitter account shortly after the departure of Damien Comolli from Liverpool. He also said that the Frenchman was the main reason for his departure from Anfield. Liverpool spent more than £ 100 million in the summer, but have been unable to reap the rewards in terms of the league position. There are currently languishing down near the 10th position in the table, which is far away from the Champions League aspirations that the new owners have at Merseyside. Kenny Dalglish’s position, however, appears to be safe for the moment.