Liverpool's Ryan Babel wants to return to Ajax

02 September 2009 08:20
The 22 year-old, an £11 million buy from Ajax two years ago, has struggled to claim a regular place at Anfield and he has not started a game for Liverpool since the opening-day defeat against Spurs. [LNB]Babel claims to have been told to expect greater first-team involvement at Anfield this season, but with the World Cup less than 10 months away, he admits that his best option now would be to return to Ajax. [LNB] Related ArticlesAlonso: I wanted to leave Liverpool a year agoCarragher: don't write us offBenitez faces pitch banLiverpool pleased with Aquilani progressGerrard rides to rescueSport on televisionHe said: "There have been things promised, but they haven't been followed up. I was told I would get to play more minutes and have more chances, but after the first defeat, I lost my place. [LNB]"So I think half a season at Ajax with a view to the World Cup wouldn't be a bad idea. I can add something to the Ajax squad. Loaning me out was not an option [in the summer]. Now we have agreed to review the situation in January. I see the current situation as a signal that I really have to get playing."[LNB]Meanwhile, Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee has been warned about his future conduct by the Football Association's Regulatory Commission. [LNB]Lee admitted improper conduct after being charged over his conduct towards fourth official Stuart Attwell during the club's defeat to Tottenham on the opening day of the season. [LNB]Lee protested with Atwell after two penalty appeals were rejected in a tense finale and was sent to the stands by referee Phil Dowd. [LNB]The commission opted against a stiffer penalty having taken into account the former Bolton boss' "exemplary" disciplinary record. [LNB] 

Source: Telegraph