A ruling today could help the Merseysiders greatly!
Rafael Benitez could use a decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport to keep Ryan Babel at Liverpool during the Beijing Olympic Games.
Three European clubs won their appeal to keep their players out of the Olympic football tournament.
CAS ruled that Lionel Messi, Diego and Rafinha can be kept out of the Beijing Games by their respective clubs Barcelona, Werder Bremen and Schalke.
The news that such a major sporting figure as Messi will not take part in Beijing will come as a major blow to the Olympics on the eve of the Games. (Mail Online)
This is good news for Liverpool who can now decided whether to follow suit ad prevents the likes of Ryan Babel and Javier Mascherano from competing at the forthcoming Olympic Games. Whilst it’s true that both players would no doubt like the idea of competing in Beijing Benitez has a right to be able to use these players at club level over international call ups. It will be interesting to see how the Spaniard decides to proceed especially in view of upcoming Champions League qualifiers and the start of the Premier League season. Do Liverpool fans think Rafa should keep both players at Anfield or let them go for gold?