Babel on Liverpool

Ryan Babel said that Liverpool has progressed under Jurgen Klopp and he believes that the club should be ready to challenge for the title next season.

He said that Jurgen Klopp has achieved a great job at Liverpool and that he has given fans back trust in their team.

Ryan Babel stated that it had been a long time since Liverpool has been the Champions of England and he believes that Jurgen Klopp is the best manager to achieve this.

He said that there is a sense of belief around the team that they can beat the best team and he believes that this mentality will improve as they continue to win games. He is confident that Klopp will bring in some new players during the transfer window and that will further improve the team. Continue reading

Ryan Babel Looking Forward to Matchups against Wesley Sneijder and Nigel De Jong

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel says that he is very much looking forward to coming up against Wesley Sneijder and Nigel de Jong.

The two Dutch players are playing in the Turkish super league, where Babel has recently secured a move. After being on the move for the last couple of years, the 30-year-old appeared to have secured a permanent home in the form of Deportivo La Coruna. He had moved to the Spanish club in the summer of a free transfer. However, he appears to have had a change of mind after the entry of Besiktas into the picture.

His recent form in the first six months in the Spanish La Liga convinced Besiktas to hand the player a contract until 2019. Since he has come to the club on a free transfer, Besiktas will not be taking much of a risk when it comes to Babel. In the past, a number of clubs have been left disappointed by the Dutchman. He has played for the likes of Ajax,Al-Ain, TSG Hoffenheim, and Kasimpasa. Continue reading

Ryan Babel makes a return to Turkey as he signs with Besiktas

Ryan Babel has recently completed his move to Besiktas as he penned a 2 and a half year long contract with the Turkish club.

The 30 year old player will be earning €2.1 million each year for the upcoming 2 years which is a huge amount of money for a player that has struggled trying stay in a club for more than 2 seasons as Babel is usually either fired due to disciplinary issues or he simply fails to get consistent playing time.

Besiktas confirmed their signing of Ryan Babel with a statement on their website which reads:

‘’Babel, who has 42 caps for the Netherlands, will receive 1.2 million euros for the rest of this season and 2.1 million euros per year for the next two campaigns. Babel has won two Dutch titles during two separate spells with Ajax, and also played for Liverpool, Hoffenheim and Al Ain. He was part of the Dutch side that reached the 2010 World Cup final’’ Continue reading


Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has scored an amazing solo effort for new club Besiktas.

The former Dutch international agreed to a move to Turkey on a two and a half year deal on New Year’s Eve. The 30-year old player was reported would earn about £1million for his effort for the rest of the season before the figures rises to £1.8 million in annual wages for the next two years.

Babel started the current season in Spain, playing for Deportivo La Coruna after he moved to the club on free transfer. He decided to return to Turkey – a country he spent two years playing for Kasimpasa before he exited the outfit in 2015.

Babel is known for his off the field antics when he featured for Liverpool from 2007 to 2011. The highly talented player did not live up to his projected potential from his days at Hoffenheim and Dutch giant Ajax before his move to Merseyside. Continue reading

Ryan Babel Announces Departure from Deportivo La Coruna

Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has announced his exit from Deportivo La Coruna by saying that he wants to spend more time with his family.

The Dutchman has become somewhat of a journeyman since leaving Liverpool a few years ago. He played for the likes of 1899 Hoffenheim, Ajax,Kasımpaşa, and Al Ain. His failure to establish himself at a single major club has been the biggest problem in his career. At 30 years of age, he is fast running out of time when it comes to the top level of the game. He was once seen as one of the promising youngsters and it prompted Liverpool to pay £ 9 million for his signature in 2007.

The exit from Deportivo La Coruna is not surprising considering that he has been linked with Turkish outfit Besiktas in the last few weeks. It has been reported that Besiktas were ready to pay the player around € 1.7 million for a contract that will last around 2 ½ years. Continue reading

Babel states that Liverpool coached him poorly

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. Continue reading


With Swansea’s Leroy Fer, there is no single dull moment.

The player is a good dancer and singer, and has gained popularity for his efforts. During the club’s pre season tour in the United States, he performed Drake’s Controlla at the hotel for his teammates.

“A solid eight,” the player said he would rank score himself for the show. The footage has not been released to the public but the rendition would definitely be top notch going by his past performances. Fer was married to a lady – Xenia – two years ago. During their wedding, they put up an amazing dance routine that went viral on YouTube and social media.

When asked about the show, Fer said: “Very popular. We were playing against some clubs and even in the game players came up to me and said: ‘wow, what a wedding dance you did.’ Sammy Ameobi and Benik Afobe both said that to me during a match. And when I signed here, all the boys were like: ‘I’ve seen you on that wedding dance.’”

When asked how much time he practiced for the wedding performance, since he was in the Holland national team players that featured in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he said: “We didn’t even practice that much. I swear, it was two times for 20 minutes. On the day, we had a slow dance first – a proper wedding dance – we were talking to each other and everybody was watching. So I said to Xenia: ‘Are we going to do this?’ And then we just looked at the DJ and he flicked the tune. No one else knew what was coming.”

The 26-year old made headlines in Holland when he partook in a rap duel with Vurnon Anita – a Newcastle Ajax player.

“We both love music, he’s really into rapping, he’s got his own studio, so we made one track with Ryan Babel [former Liverpool forward] and another football player in Holland, Michell Burgzorg – he’s a good rapper. That song went big as well,” Fer added.