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Outspoken Ryan Babel opens up Liverpool FC exit after interview
Published : 24 Nov 2009 09:00:00
RYAN BABEL is edging closer to the Anfield exit after launching an astonishing attack on manager Rafa Benitez and his team-mates. The Dutchman, who misses tonight's Champions League clash with Debrecen due to injury, insists Benitez is partly to blame for his failure to make the grade in the Premier League. And the 22-year-old claims his progress has been hampered by the 'selfish' attitude of some Reds stars. Babel's comments look set to be the final nail in his Liverpool career with Benitez likely to offload the under-achieving winger during the January transfer window. 'I have tried to talk to the manager but it isn't of any use,' Babel said. 'I couldn't really do anything with the feedback Benitez gave me. 'His philosophy is simple - try your hardest in training and then your chance will come. But sometimes I wonder how long I can sustain it. 'Many players can play lots of bad matches and still keep their credits - I can't. 'Benitez is not a man who will give you his trust straightaway. Benitez is a manager who in certain situations can do exactly the opposite of what you expect several times. 'Every time me or my agent (Willie Haatrecht) have a chat with him he stresses I can't leave and he believes in me. 'We have to trust he is telling the truth. Saying it is different to showing it. We have agreed to look at my situation during the winter break. If there's no improvement then, I have to be honest, I want to play somewhere else.