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  • David Tyrer

Babel: I should never have left Liverpool

Well, after their attempts at a weird sort of mind-games a few weeks ago, Fulham certainly won't be too happy to hear current player Ryan Babel saying that, but former Liverpool attacker Ryan Babel regrets leaving LFC.

The 32-year old joined Fulham a couple of months back during the January window, in order to help the London club stave off another relegation.

It's fair to say that he's been one of their most important players since, even going as far as to equalise against the Reds last weekend, before a late James Milner penalty won the game.

But Babel has told Voetbol International that he wishes he'd stayed at Anfield in 2011. He said: "I went to Liverpool at a young age, but I played quite a lot in my first year.

"The club wanted to keep me, but yes, I was out of the picture with the Dutch national team.

"With the knowledge of today I know that I then I made a panic move to Hoffenheim.

"Now they are a respected, stable sub-elite club, who are around eleventh, twelfth in the


"Afterwards I should have stayed at Liverpool, I was not so bad at all there."

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