Dutchman was misquoted.
The Dutchman made a key contribution in Saturday’s thrilling 3-2 victory at West Ham as he came off the bench to create the winner for Fernando Torres.
It was Babel’s first league outing since the defeat to Aston Villa last month and now he is hungry for more.
“It was great to be out there and I’m really pleased I was able to help us get a crucial three points,” he said.
“Before I came on the manager said I needed to bring some energy to the game and that I needed to run at them.
“I enjoyed it and that will give me some confidence. Now I hope to carry on like this.
“If I keep working hard then hopefully I can get some more minutes and in the end get a place back in the starting line-up.”
During the recent international break the £11million winger reportedly accused Rafa Benitez of “breaking promises” about playing time this season and claimed he would be keen on moving back to Ajax on loan in January.
However, the 22-year-old insists he was bewildered by the comments attributed to him.
“I didn’t say any of those things,” he said. “I did an interview in Holland and I don’t know who in England got hold of it but it was the worst translation I have ever seen.
“The fact is I’m very happy here and I don’t want to leave to go anywhere.” (Liverpool Echo)
Well it’s good to see Ryan signing from the right hymn sheet and whether or not his comments in Holland were taken out of context or just plain wrong is now irrelevant. The young Dutchman did well when he came on at Upton Park and he really needs to kick on from now until January to give Rafa a good type of selection headache.
We all know that he is on his last chance at the club. Two indifferent seasons have left many wondering if he had an Anfield future and I personally hope that he does because he has a fair bit of ability that he just simply has to display week in week out in order to get his big shot in the first team.