I've had enough! Babel loses patience with his bench role for Liverpool

17 November 2009 01:01
Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has voiced frustration at his limited first-team opportunities at Anfield.[LNB] Rafa Benitez's side have suffered a slump in form this season, losing five matches in the Premier League already, yet Babel still cannot find a way into the side, starting just twice so far.[LNB]The Dutchman has, however, come off the bench regularly and has managed to bag three goals, including a spectacular strike at Lyon in the Champions League.[LNB] Stuck in the middle: Ryan Babel wants to play more often for Liverpool but is trusting his manager Rafa Benitez to give him more first-team action in future[LNB]But Babel admits his role is not enough and his patience is wearing thin with manager Benitez, according to The Independent.[LNB]'To be a supersub is mentally hard,' Babel said. 'It is clear I have enough qualities to be in the starting XI of Liverpool. But when you never get a real chance, it's difficult. [LNB]'The Liverpool fans are happy with me as a substitute, but I didn't get a chance yet as starter. I have never played three matches in a row from the start.'[LNB] Hurdle: Fernando Torres (left) is among those blocking Babel's way at Anfield[LNB]Babel also revealed that Benitez has given him reassurances over his Anfield future, apparently even going so far as to say the former Ajax man would progress to be a certain Reds' starter in future. And the £11.5million signing admits he trusts his boss - for the moment.[LNB]'I'm not the type of player who gives up,' Babel added. 'Benitez told me he sees me as a starter in the Liverpool XI in the future. At this time I still believe him. To be underestimated is my biggest motivation. I will take revenge in different ways.'  [LNB] Rafa Benitez tells Liverpool chiefs: Sell Fernando Torres and I will quit clubLiverpool skipper Gerrard vows to be ready for crunch clash with Man CityNgog broken nose confirmed to leave Liverpool facing a striker shortageLIVERPOOL FC

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