Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel took to his Facebook page to comment on the game between his side Deportivo La Coruna and Spanish giant Real Madrid.
Madrid stole a last minute winner through a powerful header courtesy of Sergio Ramos in injury time after the scoreline was held at 2-2. However, the game left the visitors raging due to the performance of the referee and match official.
Deportivo Coach Gaizka Garitano after the game said:
“When five minutes are added onto a game in which there was practically no time lost, we knew then that the stoppage time had been added so that Madrid could have a chance to score.
“Stoppage time seems to last longer at the Bernabeu, until Madrid score, full-time isn’t blown.”
Babel in his Facebook post claimed that Madrid influence referees. Continue reading RYAN BABEL CRITICISE REFERRING IN MADRID GAME
Ryan Babel and Steven Gerrard played alongside each other a few years ago when both of them performed with the Premier League club Liverpool and even though they haven’t played in the same team in over 3 years, there is a possibility of them being reunited once again but only this time, in the MLS.
Steven Gerrard is playing for LA Galaxy meanwhile Ryan Babel is performing for Al Ain in Abu Dhabi but the Dutch winger is open to the possibility of making a move to the American League in the future and playing once again with his former teammate Steven Gerrard.
Ryan Babel announced the possibility of making a move to the MLS as the Dutch winger said: “America has always been a special place for me, since my youth. If it fits in with my career, it will be a challenge for me to play for a MLS team. If that would be Steven Gerrard’s club, then that would be very special.England is of course a great country to play in, and I’ll always be open for a return. But it has to be a club I feel good about. The reality is that England won’t happen at this moment.”
The career of Ryan Babel has not been a memorable one as the Dutch winger disappointed when he could not live up to the hype and expectations that originated after being signed by Liverpool for a transfer fee of €11 million.
After spending 4 seasons in Anfield and not being able to truly stand out, Babel went on to join a number of clubs including: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Ajax and Kasimpasa before eventually making a move to his current club Al Ain FC. Continue reading Ryan Babel might be reunited with Steven Gerrard in the MLS
Liverpool had begun its campaign of 2007-2008 with very exclusive style on the basic level.
They had never tasted any defeats. The run was six draws and five victories. And just contrasting to them was the team of Benitez who were declared runners up for the last season. They had been trying to make a point that had left them to require a win against the Besiktas, and to open chance for some others to make their way through the stages of Knockout.
Benitez had begun the game by attacking players such as Crouch and Voronin. They also kept substitutes on the bench that included Ryan Babel, Harry Kewell and Dirk Kuyt. Andriy knew that for him it was soon going to be a deteriorating time after the fixture. Thus, he has decided to take the back of Crouch. He had also been given a chance of deflecting the ball just before his next attempt after having failed once. This time it was going to be from a very close range since his previous attempt being saved. Liverpool had been unable to add upto their stats but had regained their lost confidence.
There was nothing that be like a preparation to what was going to happen after the first half. Undoubtedly their supporters would be very content on seeing a win of 2-0. There was another point scored. That was when Voronin had set up Riise to go for the situation and play along. All that was left was just three minutes that he needed to get the ball that would decide the fate of the match.
The dominant wins of Liverpool made it come through the knockout stages where they also disposed off Arsenal and Inter Milan. However, Benitez had failed to lead the club. The lost to Chelsea in the semi finals and suffered an aggregate of 4-3 defeat.
The partnership of Gerrard and Suarez has pushed Liverpool into the 3rd place of the Premier League which is proving to be a game-changer for the club. Gerrard managed to net 2 goals and provide 2 assists in the last 5 league matches meanwhile his partner in crime Luis Suarez is enjoying his time in this season with 6 goals being scored in the last 6 matches.
He was Liverpool’s most expensive signing in 2010 as the English club had to splash out £22.8 million for the Uruguayan forward, the only other player surpassing that price tag was Andy Carroll who Liverpool signed some hours after sealing the transfer for Suarez.
The partnership might soon be over as Suarez has faced problems with the club and he has even made claims of requesting wanting to exit the club. Not only him but also the vice-captain of the squad, Daniel Agger could be playing his last season with Liverpool.
When asked what it would take for him to leave Liverpool, Agger said: “If I don’t play. If the manager doesn’t think I’m good enough that could make me leave Liverpool.
“I’m here to play football, nothing else. So if I don’t play football, then I don’t want to be here.”
His last appearance with Liverpool was back in September when they lost against Southampton but from there on out it has been in a dry run. Brendan Rodgers preffered options are Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho.
“In the run of games Martin Skrtel has had, he’s gained confidence and that has meant I’ve acknowledged and recognised that he’s playing at a really good level,” said Rodgers.
“I’ve always tried to show fairness with the players.
“If you are playing well, you’ll play. If you’re not, you’ll be in and out of the team.”
Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel was regarded as one of the hottest properties in world football when he moved to Liverpool for around £12 million. He had just excelled at the under 20 level World Cup, and many people thought that he would become the next Cristiano Ronaldo, only at Manchester United’s fierce rivals Liverpool. However, this proved to be little more than a hype, with Ryan Babel failing to deliver spectacularly. After failing to impress in the few matches he did get on for, the then Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez did not trust him completely, which meant that Babel found himself more on the bench more often than not. In the end, he decided to end his Liverpool career this summer by moving to German club Hoffenheim for around half of the initial terms of value that Liverpool paid for him.
During his Liverpool career, one of the most important incidents that led him to becoming a marginal player was the famous Twitter issue. Ryan Babel criticised his manager for not picking him for the team on Twitter, which quickly became a national issue, and was all over the tabloids. Babel was fined a hefty amount and it proved to be the final straw for his Liverpool career.
Now, however, he has revealed the actual incident that took place behind the scenes, and admitted he regrets the tweets. “The first mistake I made was when I had just joined Liverpool. I hadn’t been chosen for the squad, even though we were having issues with all the other strikers. Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Yossi Benayoun were all out injured when we were due to play Stoke away. For some reason I was left out of the first-team squad altogether. It didn’t make sense to me, so I tweeted on twitter “Left out. Do you guys understand that?!”
“Sky Sports immediately misinterpreted the story and said that I had criticised the manager. I regret that moment now.”