Days away from a new Premier League season and reporter Oscar Chamberlain takes a closer look at the up and coming stars ready to make their mark this term.
Ryan Babel (Liverpool)
Its do or die time for Liverpool’s Dutch international, after two full seasons on Merseyside he still hasn’t been able cement a regular first team place. Tipped for big things on arrival he has failed to make the make the impact many believed he would throwing his Anfield future into doubt. Despite this manager Rafa Benitez has shown faith in the youngster, who has featured heavily in the reds pre season. Benitez will be hoping Babel rewards this trust with a more consistent season in front of goal and in terms of the players overall attitude. One thing is for sure Ryan Babel has a point to prove his talent is there for all to see but it will be up to him to unleash himself onto the premier league, not just for his club career but for his international career ahead of the 2010 World Cup.