Ryan Babel responds to official Liverpool Twitter account about playing under Roy Hodgson
By Harvey Byrne
Ryan Babel reacted to Liverpool’s Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon showing the former attacker scoring a goal in the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa in 2010.
The club ran it’s ‘on this day’ feature on it’s official Twitter account with the victory at Anfield six years ago showcased on December 6.
The Merseyside outfit brought a heavy defeat down on former manager Gerard Houllier with strikes from Babel, David N’Gog and Maxi Rodriguez.
The Reds were then under the guidance of Roy Hodgson and Babel stated on his personal Twitter account that he had to prove in the match that he was ready for more game time.
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The now 29-year-old made the move to Anfield from Ajax in 2007 at the age of 20.
He joined for an £11.5million fee and he was once considered one of Europe’s hottest prospects.
However, after four years and 146 appearances he was allowed to join Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim just 17 days after Kenny Dalglish’s reappointment.
Hodgson also struggled in Merseyside and he left the club after just 31 matches and six months at the club.
Babel is currently playing in La Liga with Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna, while Hodgson is without a job after leaving his role as England boss in the summer.
In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp has omitted six players from the club’s Barcelona training camp.