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BIRMINGHAM BABEL LINK

Birmingham have reignited their interest in Ryan Babel. McLeish tried to buy Babel in January when Rafael Benitez was in charge of Liverpool – but was priced out by the Spaniard.

Things are very different now at Anfield though. Firstly, Roy Hodgson is in charge but more importantly the Reds are in deep financial trouble and McLeish plans to try again, according to the Daily Star.

Ryan Babel struggled to make an impact during Benitez’s tenure and was largely reduced to watching the club’s season crumble from the bench.

Birmingham have reignited their interest in Ryan Babel. McLeish tried to buy Babel in January when Rafael Benitez was in charge of Liverpool – but was priced out by the Spaniard.

Things are very different now at Anfield though. Firstly, Roy Hodgson is in charge but more importantly the Reds are in deep financial trouble and McLeish plans to try again, according to the Daily Star.

Ryan Babel struggled to make an impact during Benitez’s tenure and was largely reduced to watching the club’s season crumble from the bench.

Hodgson has yet to reveal his plans for the Dutch striker although he did say just after taking over as coach that he hoped for minimal exits from Anfield.

BABEL SWAP DEAL?

Talented youngster Ryan Babel could be swapped for another Dutchman, Klaas Jan Huntelaar according to transfer rumours. Huntelaar has been spotted in the Liverpool Hospitality Tickets.

Huntelaar recently has seemed more and more distant from AC Milan. He was not with his team at Milanello, which further implies that the striker is planning to make a switch from Rossoneri.

Talented youngster Ryan Babel could be swapped for another Dutchman, Klaas Jan Huntelaar according to transfer rumours. Huntelaar has been spotted in the Liverpool Hospitality Tickets.

Huntelaar recently has seemed more and more distant from AC Milan. He was not with his team at Milanello, which further implies that the striker is planning to make a switch from Rossoneri.

Reports have suggested that if the deal tends to happen then Liverpool would be sure to add Ryan Babel as a part of it as the striker would be replacing him and after a disappointing previous season the Reds will be looking for a good chance to get rid of him.

BABEL WANTS FANS RESPECT

Ryan Babel has issued a statement saying that he wants the respect of liverpool fans and is prepared to work hard for that. The Dutchman has revealed manager Roy Hodgson wants him to lead the line under his reign with 23-year-old Babel likely to be handed a starting role in tomorrow’s Europa League tie at home to Steaua Bucharest.

The former Ajax man admits he still has many doubters amongst the Liverpool faithful but promises to establish himself as a Kop favourite with consistent performances.

Ryan Babel has issued a statement saying that he wants the respect of liverpool fans and is prepared to work hard for that. The Dutchman has revealed manager Roy Hodgson wants him to lead the line under his reign with 23-year-old Babel likely to be handed a starting role in tomorrow’s Europa League tie at home to Steaua Bucharest.

The former Ajax man admits he still has many doubters amongst the Liverpool faithful but promises to establish himself as a Kop favourite with consistent performances.

Ryan Babel has vowed to prove his worth to the new man in charge at Anfield by working his Football Boots off in training and then seizing his chances on the pitch.

BABEL GETS DUTCH CALL

Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel have been called up to the Holland squad for the forthcoming international friendly against England.

Yes that’s right, just as we’re settled and ready to kick-off the new Premier League season, there’s an international there to throw the spanner in the works.

Kuyt and Babel join Arsenal’s Robin van Persie and Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong in Bert van Marwijk for the friendly on August 12th.

Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson are expected to be called up by Fabio Capello to represent England.

Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel have been called up to the Holland squad for the forthcoming international friendly against England.

Yes that’s right, just as we’re settled and ready to kick-off the new Premier League season, there’s an international there to throw the spanner in the works.

Kuyt and Babel join Arsenal’s Robin van Persie and Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong in Bert van Marwijk for the friendly on August 12th.

Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson are expected to be called up by Fabio Capello to represent England.

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.