Ryan Babel confident on Mario comeback

Former Liverpool midfielder Ryan Babel says that he still believes that striker Mario Balotelli will eventually come good at the Merseyside club.

The Italian international was signed for £ 16 million and he eventually became the replacement for Luis Suarez, who departed to Barcelona in a £ 75 million deal. Suarez was a major factor in Liverpool almost winning the Premier League last season after he scored 31 goals. Hence, there was a lot of pressure on Balotelli to match the achievements of the Uruguayan and it is something that he has failed to deliver so far.

Former Liverpool midfielder Ryan Babel says that he still believes that striker Mario Balotelli will eventually come good at the Merseyside club.

The Italian international was signed for £ 16 million and he eventually became the replacement for Luis Suarez, who departed to Barcelona in a £ 75 million deal. Suarez was a major factor in Liverpool almost winning the Premier League last season after he scored 31 goals. Hence, there was a lot of pressure on Balotelli to match the achievements of the Uruguayan and it is something that he has failed to deliver so far.

The 24-year-old is yet to find the back of the net in the league and his two Liverpool goals have come in the Champions League and League Cup against mediocre opposition. Babel endured a difficult spell during his Liverpool days and the former Dutch winger has recalled those times. He says that the Liverpool also have to take blame for the poor performances of Balotelli. He says that the club should have ensured that the striker settled well and it does not seem to be the case. The forward is currently nursing an injury and is not expected to be back at least for the next couple of matches.

His lack of form could result in a permanent place on the bench when Daniel Sturridge returns.“People think every player should be treated the same, but sometimes you have exceptional players who need a different approach to get the best out of them, and that is Mario.I don’t know him personally, but judging from the outside he should have different support. We know he has potential and is a good player. He has shown that before at other teams.If I look at myself, people said in the past I didn’t show it [my best form] every week,” said Babel.

Balotelli disappointing Liverpool

The departure of Luis Suarez from Liverpool and into Barcelona allowed the head coach of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers on making a number of signings that reinforced different areas of his squad.
One of the players that was signed to try and somehow fill the gap that was left by the Uruguayan forward was Mario Balotelli as he was signed from Ac.Milan with a price tag of €16 million but the Italian attacker has not scored a single goal out of the 4 Premier League matches that he has played for Liverpool so far.
Everton, West Ham United, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspurs have been all of the opponents in the Premier League that Liverpool has faced off in this season and where Mario Balotelli has been featured but he has failed to make a good performance at all.

The departure of Luis Suarez from Liverpool and into Barcelona allowed the head coach of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers on making a number of signings that reinforced different areas of his squad.
One of the players that was signed to try and somehow fill the gap that was left by the Uruguayan forward was Mario Balotelli as he was signed from Ac.Milan with a price tag of €16 million but the Italian attacker has not scored a single goal out of the 4 Premier League matches that he has played for Liverpool so far.
Everton, West Ham United, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspurs have been all of the opponents in the Premier League that Liverpool has faced off in this season and where Mario Balotelli has been featured but he has failed to make a good performance at all.
When news about Mario Balotelli being signed by Liverpool made its way to headlines of websites and newspapers from all over the world, fans of the English club were rather divided as they were well aware that a player such as: Mario Balotelli is a huge gamble for any team.
Mario Balotelli is a figure that has the potential of becoming world class and he has displayed it on a number of occasions with Italy but his actions inside the pitch and outside of it as well has affected his overall image and performance as a player.
When the transfer was officially completed and Mario Balotelli completed his move to Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers was delighted to have signed the Italian player as he said that he was a player that is worth taking a risk for but Rodgers has now revealed that Balotelli was one of the only few options he had on signing.
“Mario was the one right at the very end who was available for that. I said when he came in that it was a calculated risk and it’s something I have to work on to try to make it work for the team. “I think in terms of goals, he needs to improve. It is as simple as that’’ Rodgers said.

Babel Believes Liverpool Can Still Perform

Ryan Babel has said that despite the absence of Luis Suarez, Liverpool should be able to perform well in the English top tier in the ongoing season.

According to Babel who himself had been a part of the Reds’ first team squad for a fairly long period of time, the young players of Liverpool have progressed well in the last few seasons and now that Suarez is not there, it’s important for them to step up and ensure that the club’s performance doesn’t go down.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, Babel said, “I’ve been really impressed with the growth of some of the Liverpool youngsters. The likes of Daniel and Raheem have gone from strength to strength and they are going to be pivotal for Liverpool this season.”

Ryan Babel has said that despite the absence of Luis Suarez, Liverpool should be able to perform well in the English top tier in the ongoing season.

According to Babel who himself had been a part of the Reds’ first team squad for a fairly long period of time, the young players of Liverpool have progressed well in the last few seasons and now that Suarez is not there, it’s important for them to step up and ensure that the club’s performance doesn’t go down.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, Babel said, “I’ve been really impressed with the growth of some of the Liverpool youngsters. The likes of Daniel and Raheem have gone from strength to strength and they are going to be pivotal for Liverpool this season.”

“You never want to lose phenomenal talents like Luis Suarez, but, I reckon, in Liverpool’s case, the exit of Suarez would not make much of a difference because they have got the personnel to replace him.”

The Reds took on Southampton FC in their first league match of this summer last weekend and secured three points with a win of 2-1. As the score line suggests, it was not a crushing win by any means, but, the positive for Liverpool in that game was that both their key players (Sterling and Sturridge), whom they are banking on so much this season, found the back of the net .

However, Liverpool’s main worry this season is actually not the front line. That looks alright despite Suarez’s sell. It’s the backline which is a concern for them. They were not solid enough in their defence during the 2013-14 League and there were not encouraging signs in that area in the Southampton game either. Brendan Rodgers must know that he can’t dream of winning the league with a fragile defence.

Babel Tweet Sparks Media

A tweet from Ryan Babel has sparked media attention as the Dutch winger wrote on his official twitter account stated that he was on his way to Liverpool, no further details were written and this could mean that Babel could simply be just reuniting with some of his old friends or actually making a return to Liverpool, the club where he used to perform some years ago.

At his 27 years of age, Babel has a lot to offer and considering that the attacking division of Liverpool took a huge dip after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona it is now up to the Northern Irish coach to decide if he wants to spend some of the injection of cash he received in signing Ryan Babel.

A tweet from Ryan Babel has sparked media attention as the Dutch winger wrote on his official twitter account stated that he was on his way to Liverpool, no further details were written and this could mean that Babel could simply be just reuniting with some of his old friends or actually making a return to Liverpool, the club where he used to perform some years ago.

At his 27 years of age, Babel has a lot to offer and considering that the attacking division of Liverpool took a huge dip after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona it is now up to the Northern Irish coach to decide if he wants to spend some of the injection of cash he received in signing Ryan Babel.

Considering all of the players available in the transfer market it seems highly unlikely that Rodgers would be focusing on Ryan Babel instead of other high profile performers but it still is quite surprising all of the attention and rumors that his tweet has fueled.

Ever since Babel made his departure from Liverpool, the Dutch winger has went on signing for Hoffenheim, Ajax and now currently Kasimpasa of Turkey. His career has not exactly been as prolific after leaving the Premier League club.

It’s unlikely that Babel would be making a return to Liverpool for the fact that when he first joined the English club, he could never really make an impact at Anfield Road as the Dutch arrived from Ajax with a transfer fee in the region of €11 million but he failed on living up to his price tag and expectations. Brendan Rodgers will need to sign a recognized and proven player that can in some way or another fill in the gap left by Luis Suarez.

Netherlands To Take On Australia

The Netherlands national football team will take on Australia tomorrow in their second game in the FIFA World Cup 2014 which is currently going on in Brazil.

The Dutchmen would be bubbling with confidence coming into this game after the result that they achieved in the opening game of their campaign against the defending Champions Spain. They just crushed Vicente Del Bosque’s team and pushed them on the verge of a shocking exit.

Defeating Australia shouldn’t be a big challenge for Holland at all. There is just no comparison between the two teams. While, Holland is filled with versatile players, the Australian team only has one or two guys who can be termed world class.

The Netherlands national football team will take on Australia tomorrow in their second game in the FIFA World Cup 2014 which is currently going on in Brazil.

The Dutchmen would be bubbling with confidence coming into this game after the result that they achieved in the opening game of their campaign against the defending Champions Spain. They just crushed Vicente Del Bosque’s team and pushed them on the verge of a shocking exit.

Defeating Australia shouldn’t be a big challenge for Holland at all. There is just no comparison between the two teams. While, Holland is filled with versatile players, the Australian team only has one or two guys who can be termed world class.

The Aussies, however, in their first game against Chile showed that they are actually not as bad a team as people are supposing them to be, but, despite all that, the skill difference between them and the Dutchmen is just too big.

It would be an achievement for Australia if they manage to prevent a humiliating defeat in tomorrow’s game.

Holland, on the other hand, would be looking for another crushing win so that they can enter the knock out round in some style.

After the huge victory against Spain, Holland has started being considered as the red hot favourites for the title along with Germany.

This tournament is Louis van Gaal’s last assignment as Holland manager and his boys would love to give him a memorable farewell.

Van Gaal has been the manager of Holland since the last 2 years. He had been appointed in 2012 and he has taken the team in the right direction since then. After this tournament, he would leave his post and take charge at Manchester United, the English Premier League club.

Suarez Has Majestic Season

The majestic season of Luis Suarez has seen him scoring 31 goals as he managed to breeze past everyone else in the Premier League and position himself as the top goal-scorer with ease.

His consistent string of performances have attracted the likes of many clubs around the world but Real Madrid has taken a special kind of interest for the Uruguayan attacker as the Spanish club is believed to be preparing an offer in the region of €70 million for Suarez.

Throughout the years, Real Madrid has made a number of astronomically high transactions which has been the main tool that they use in order to sign their targets.

The majestic season of Luis Suarez has seen him scoring 31 goals as he managed to breeze past everyone else in the Premier League and position himself as the top goal-scorer with ease.

His consistent string of performances have attracted the likes of many clubs around the world but Real Madrid has taken a special kind of interest for the Uruguayan attacker as the Spanish club is believed to be preparing an offer in the region of €70 million for Suarez.

Throughout the years, Real Madrid has made a number of astronomically high transactions which has been the main tool that they use in order to sign their targets.

C.Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history in July of 2009 when the Portuguese attacker made his way from Manchester United to Real Madrid with a price tag of €94 million but a few years later Real Madrid once more made headlines around the world as they offloaded €100 million in order to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham.

It seems like this time around Real Madrid is prepared to go deep in their pockets and offer Liverpool a similar kind of offer for Luis Suarez during the summer transfer window.
Suarez stated a few days ago that he has no desire of leaving Liverpool which means that Real Madrid will have to search somewhere else for another attacker.

“I signed the contract because I love it here in Liverpool and I’m so happy here. If you’re not happy here you don’t sign any contract. I love it here and this mentality I like because maybe in some other dressing rooms I am bigger than you and another bigger it’s difficult for the team-mates to play together on the pitch in something like that.” Suarez said.

BABEL INJURY SCARE

Ryan Babel’s dream of going to the World Cup with the Netherlands could be seriously compromised by a right hamstring injury, the AP have reported.

As yet there has been no word of the gravity of the problem currently suffered by the 23-year-old, who has had a difficult campaign with club side Liverpool, struggling to gain regular first team minutes.

Ryan Babel’s dream of going to the World Cup with the Netherlands could be seriously compromised by a right hamstring injury, the AP have reported.

As yet there has been no word of the gravity of the problem currently suffered by the 23-year-old, who has had a difficult campaign with club side Liverpool, struggling to gain regular first team minutes.

With 37 caps already to his name, Babel has been a regular member of the international setup for around three years and was likely to head to South Africa, though coach Bert van Marwijk must trim his provisional squad of 30 down to just 23. Doubtless he will take physical condition into account, and Babel’s latest set-back is sure to count against him in the final reckoning.

JOHNSON MAY STAY

Glen Johnson’s contract with Liverpool is entering its final year and rumors started building up linking him with Real Madrid as the Spanish club could make a move for the 29 years old defender when his contract expires.

Brendan Rodgers will be releasing some of his players that have high wages and Johnson is one of them and it was believed that was going to be one of the players which will be seeing their way out of Liverpool at the end of the season and considering that the former Chelsea player has been hampered with injuries, the rumor of him leaving the club was becoming very plausible but Rodgers recently revealed that he wants to keep Glen Johnson for the time being.

Glen Johnson’s contract with Liverpool is entering its final year and rumors started building up linking him with Real Madrid as the Spanish club could make a move for the 29 years old defender when his contract expires.

Brendan Rodgers will be releasing some of his players that have high wages and Johnson is one of them and it was believed that was going to be one of the players which will be seeing their way out of Liverpool at the end of the season and considering that the former Chelsea player has been hampered with injuries, the rumor of him leaving the club was becoming very plausible but Rodgers recently revealed that he wants to keep Glen Johnson for the time being.

Rodgers said: “We want to keep Glen here There is no question about that, especially now he’s in this form. He’s 29 and we feel that he has still got good years ahead of him. No contracts will be looked at until the summer but his will be a priority for us, especially if he continues in the form that he’s in.

“The beauty of this is we want to keep Glen and Glen loves it here. We just need to find a solution which is good for both. If we can do that then the club will have a very good player for years to come.”

Glen Johnson made his move from Portsmouth to Liverpool back in 2009 and with a transfer fee of €17 million, it was a bargain price for the player who is the undisputed right-back of Liverpool and even though injuries have taken a toll on him, he still remains being one of the top choices in the defence of the club.

Babel joins Johnson

This must be an ecstatic time for the Liverpool players and fans and Twitter surely knows that. Thanks to the club’s recent fantastic 3-2 win over Fulham, the club members have rushed to the famous social networking site only to fill it with tons of congratulatory remarks & compliments.

Among the many tweets complimenting Liverpool for its Fulham win at the famous Craven Cottage, some of the most interesting are those sent by Ryan Babel & Glen Johnson.

The erstwhile Liverpool forward Babel who is well aware about all the late victories at the same venue sent a congratulatory tweet for his old club- Babel’s tweet has complimented the triumph as “great win”.

This must be an ecstatic time for the Liverpool players and fans and Twitter surely knows that. Thanks to the club’s recent fantastic 3-2 win over Fulham, the club members have rushed to the famous social networking site only to fill it with tons of congratulatory remarks & compliments.

Among the many tweets complimenting Liverpool for its Fulham win at the famous Craven Cottage, some of the most interesting are those sent by Ryan Babel & Glen Johnson.

The erstwhile Liverpool forward Babel who is well aware about all the late victories at the same venue sent a congratulatory tweet for his old club- Babel’s tweet has complimented the triumph as “great win”.

The Liverpool defender Johnson is all in praise for his team-mates. “Wow! It sounded much like a prtty close match! Massive 3 points”, ran his tweet. “Well done guys!”

Sturridge drew the Liverpool level post Toure’s (Kolo) own goal, prior to the cancellation of Richardson’s 2nd half strike by Coutinho. It left Gerrard to come up with an unforgettable triumph in the injury time.

Piers Morgan, the celebrity fan for Arsenal tweeted- “Liverpool would finish over us since they are armed with amazing strikers & an awesome captain.”

According to the tweet from England legend Linekar (Gary), Gerrard has achieved more than mere 3 points. “Steven clinches victory & 1st spot on MOTD New/ 2nd Tot/ then Ars/ Manchester United & Sto/Swa, which is followed by the last night game.”
Neil Mellor, the former Liverpool striker praises Reds post a very resilient display. His tweet shows as “Amazing results to bounce back by trailing twice & take a huge three points this late!!”

Erstwhile Liverpool defender Heggem (Vegard) is all content to find every player in the team actively participating in securing the win. “Great team spirit”, displayed Heggem’s tweet. “Great to see the unused subs coming up with honest and real support & enthusiasm. Won’t find that everywhere.”