Ryan Babel is one of those players that at an early age he was highly expected to make an impact in the world of football.
At the age of 17, Babel made his debut in the first-team of Ajax and Liverpool even opted to splash out £14 million for him on 2007.
The Dutch player spent 4 seasons in the Premier League outfit where he consistently managed to make over 25 appearances in almost every single season but most of the time, his presence just wasn’t really felt and despite having made a fairly large amount of appearances, it was not a memorable period of time and the Dutch player later got into some problems as he got fined due to Babel’s usage with his social media platforms.
After having spent 4 years in Anfield, the Dutch player was offloaded from Liverpool as he could not develop or progress how the club was originally expecting and Ryan Babel has recently spoken about his time spent in Anfield and he said that one of the reasons of why his playing career never really managed to live up to the expectations and why he couldn’t perform in Liverpool was because the Premier League club failed to properly coach him.
“I think I was badly coached. Neither the coach nor the coaching staff advised me well. I was 20 years old went I went to the Premier League. When you are 20, you need help from other people; you need people to talk to you. But when I went over there, nobody helped me. I was alone, and that’s difficult for any young player’’
“Not everyone is Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Even Cristiano Ronaldo’s first years at Manchester United were quite difficult. Alex Ferguson helped him, he stayed right by him and allowed him to grow, and now he is one of the best players in the world. Maybe if Ferguson hadn’t been so concerned about Ronaldo, then Ronaldo wouldn’t be the player he is today.” Ryan Babel said.
According to Babel, Liverpool failed to coach him the appropriate way and this is one of the main reasons of why he failed to shine in Anfield and it was their responsibility to do this.